U.S. Gastro Update eNewsletter
May 2021

Safely Treating and Preventing GERD With OTC Medications
An estimated 20% of the U.S. population has some degree of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Some individuals experience symptoms daily. Left untreated, GERD can cause other health-related complications, including Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal cancer, esophagitis, and gastrointestinal bleeding. A recent article discussed the safe use of OTC GERD medications. Read more.


Probiotics for Immune and Digestive Health 
Research has demonstrated that probiotics are associated with numerous clinical benefits, including immune health and digestive health. In a recent article published on the MedicineNet website, a health expert discussed the benefits associated with prebiotics and probiotics, the types, and how they should be taken. Read more.

Investigating the Potential Connection Between Constipation and COVID-19
Ogoing research efforts are investigating whether COVID-19 may cause constipation in some people. A study indicated that 74% of those with COVID-19 reported symptoms that affected the digestive system, and a recent article provided key information from various studies investigating this potential link. Read more.

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