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Hidden Dangers of Daily Acid Reflux

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: At least 60 percent of the adult population will experience some type of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) within the next year.
Air Date: 10/12/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Mark Noar, MD
Mark NoarDr. Mark D. Noar is a Gastroenterologist and Therapeutic Endoscopist, who specializes in the advanced treatment of Digestive Diseases. He completed his training in Gastroenterology at Downstate Medical Center/Brooklyn VA, in Brooklyn, New York. His training in Therapeutic Endoscopy was under the direction of Dr. Nib Soehendra, at the University Hospital in Hamburg, Germany. He received his M.P.H. in Tropical Medicine and International Health from Tulane University.

Dr. Noar has numerous publications and presentations to his credit, as well as inventions in Medical Simulation, Endoscopic Biliary Instrumentation, and Electrogastrography. Dr. Noar is especially known internationally for his research and work in the field of endoscopic endoluminal treatment for GERD, Secca correction of fecal incontinence, development of advanced medical simulation devices, the motility abnormalities associated with GERD, and electrogastrography.

He currently serves as the CEO and Medical director of a large academic-style, state-of-the-art, subspecialty private practice specializing in Digestive Diseases, with a special emphasis on the treatment and non-surgical correction of GERD or reflux disease, fecal incontinence, advanced endoscopic techniques, and motility of the entire gastrointestinal tract. The practice and the associated outpatient surgery center are both accredited by the JCAHO, AAAHC and Medicare, and as such are highly committed to quality and patient satisfaction.

As such, the practice stays well ahead of the curve in providing the latest and most successful technology and treatment to patients. Even with the emphasis on progress and professionalism, the entire staff strives to give the utmost in care and concern to each patient and family member, while providing the personalized old fashioned comfort of a country doctor's office. The practice also includes: an active research study center with several ongoing trials in IBD, Hepatitis, GERD, Gastric Motility and Diverticulitis, and Centers of excellence focused specifically on the non-surgical correction of GERD and Bowel Control Disorder or Fecal Incontinence.
Hidden Dangers of Daily Acid Reflux
If you have heartburn every once in a while, the simple solution would be to take an antacid. However, if you're popping Tums like they're candy, you might have a bigger issue. GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, requires serious medial attention.

By ignoring the symptoms, you're putting yourself at risk for other health issues, including cancer.

Listen in as Mark Noar, MD, shares why having acid reflux on a daily basis is dangerous to your health, as well as what you can do about it.
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