Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

If you experience heartburn or acid reflux more than twice a week, you may have GERD. The classic symptom of GERD is burning chest pain that occurs after eating and becomes worse while lying down. This happens when stomach acid or bile flow into the food pipe and irritate the lining. In most cases, GERD can be managed with lifestyle changes and over-the-counter medicine. In severe cases, stronger medicine and surgery are available.

Prevalence of GERD

continues primarily because of increased obesity. While GERD can be managed with medications for most, about 15 percent of GERD sufferers cannot tolerate medications, are worried about side effects, or are not responsive to medical treatment.


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