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Is There a Cure For GERD?

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Updated October 17, 2009

Question: Is There a Cure For GERD?
Answer: Unfortunately, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, in general, cannot be cured at present. However, it can be effectively managed in almost everyone with medications and lifestyle changes. In severe cases, surgery is considered. Surgery does not cure the underlying cause of GERD, but wraps part of the stomach around the lower end of the esophagus to help keep acid from getting back up into the esophagus. A doctor can evaluate the condition and advise on an appropriate treatment plan.
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