Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Experiencing heartburn or acid reflux more than twice a week may indicate the possibility of having Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). The hallmark symptom of GERD involves a burning chest pain that manifests after eating and worsens while lying down. This discomfort arises due to the regurgitation of stomach acid or bile into the food pipe, leading to irritation of its lining. Thankfully, in most instances, GERD can be effectively managed through lifestyle modifications and over-the-counter medications. However, for severe cases, more potent medications and surgical interventions are available as treatment options.

Prevalence of GERD

The ongoing prevalence of GERD primarily stems from the rise in obesity rates. Although medications are effective in managing GERD for the majority of individuals, approximately 15 percent of GERD sufferers face challenges in tolerating medications, express concerns about potential side effects, or do not respond well to standard medical treatments.


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