The pain and discomfort of gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, often occurs at night, and can even wake you up from a sound sleep, coughing and feeling uncomfortable. This can create a vicious cycle — as poor sleep has been linked to an increase in GI symptoms. Fortunately, there are several things you can do
Occasional heartburn is one of the most common GI complaints. But when it progresses beyond occasional and mild to frequent and severe, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can become a daily misery. Most of us reach for an over-the-counter antacid (like calcium carbonate) for occasional acid reflux symptoms. But if your symptoms are persistent, and you
Bloating is an uncomfortable yet common digestive symptom, and can cause abdominal pain, pressure, and tenderness. Whether you experience occasional bloating after meals or more consistent pressure, here are 5 strategies to try to ease the discomfort: 1. Heat Applying a heating pad or hot water bottle to your sore abdomen can provide short-term relief.
Learning to navigate life with a GI condition or digestive symptoms may feel overwhelming — and it can be hard to find effective solutions on your own. That’s where a GI Health Coach comes in: at Oshi Health, their role is to introduce evidence-based concepts and tools that empower you to take a proactive approach to
While it’s natural to feel nervous about dating, that feeling may run even deeper if you’re living with digestive issues. But there’s no need to press pause on dating altogether — our GI experts are sharing their top 4 tips to help you feel confident when connecting with others, whether you’re single or in a
While it might be tempting to curl up on the couch when your digestive issues are flaring, studies show that low-to-moderate intensity exercise may actually help reduce irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms and improve overall well-being.1 Exercise can also lead to better sleep patterns and reduce stress — two things that are closely related to
The end of the year brings festive cheer — but also a hustle and bustle that can raise stress levels, and GI symptoms. Between family gatherings, celebrations, vacations, school breaks and more, you can practice mindfulness-based skills and other tools to activate your body’s “rest and digest” state. Even just finding a few minutes a
The holidays are a time when many of us catch up with family and friends — often over drinks or a festive meal. It can feel hard to navigate the holiday table if you’re living with a GI condition, but a little advance planning can help you enjoy your gatherings and avoid digestive discomfort. Here
From fad diets to old wives’ tales and everything in between, it can be hard to know what’s true and what’s not when it comes to digestive health. Here, our experts bust 5 common myths to set the record straight. 1. If you don’t have a bowel movement every day, something is wrong While there
We all get an upset stomach, heartburn, or other digestive problems every once in a while. But if your symptoms aren’t going away, are getting worse, or are impacting your quality of life – you don’t have to suffer any longer. Here are 4 additional signs it may be time to see a GI provider.
Poor sleep and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) often go hand-in-hand. In fact, people with sleep disturbances are about one and a half times more likely to have some degree of IBS than people without sleep troubles. So what’s the connection between IBS and sleep? While we don’t yet know the exact relationship, we do know
Everyone experiences stress from time to time. However, when you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), it’s important to consider how stress may impact your condition—and do your best to manage it. “There’s a bidirectional link,” says Megan Riehl, PsyD, a clinical psychologist and assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology at the University