Left lateral sleep position may alleviate nocturnal esophageal acid exposure, symptoms

Among patients who experience nocturnal gastroesophageal reflux, the left lateral decubitus sleep position correlated with significantly shorter esophageal acid exposure time and faster esophageal acid clearance, according to research.“Up to 80% of the patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease experience burdensome symptoms at night, which can have a negative effect on sleep quality,” Jeroen M. Schuitenmaker, MD, of the department of gastroenterology and hepatology at Amsterdam University Medical Centers, and colleagues wrote in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. “TheRead More

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