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Practice guidelines for professionals
More clinical practice guidelines are listed in How do integrative experts manage gastrointestinal symptoms? ›
Recommendations regarding gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD):
Clinicians should provide standardized educational material on GERD mechanisms, weight management, lifestyle and dietary behaviors, relaxation strategies, and awareness about the brain-gut axis relationship to patients with reflux symptoms.
Clinicians should provide pharmacologic neuromodulation, and/or referral to a behavioral therapist for hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, diaphragmatic breathing, and relaxation strategies in patients with functional heartburn or reflux disease associated with esophageal hypervigilance reflux hypersensitivity and/or behavioral disorders.
Helpful links for professionals
Henson LA, Maddocks M et al. Palliative care and the management of common distressing symptoms in advanced cancer: pain, breathlessness, nausea and vomiting, and fatigue. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2020 Mar 20;38(9):905-914.
Clinical Pearls from Cancer Strategies Journal
Winter 2013: see Suggestions to Treat Diarrhea from Chemotherapy Treatments
Fall 2013: see Fasting as Part of Cancer Treatment
Fall 2014: see From the Mederi Roundtable Discussion Group
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