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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not close properly and stomach contents reflux back up into the esophagus. The links are to resources on GERD in infants, GERD in children and adolescents, GERD diets infomation, GERD recipes, meds and other remedies for treating GERD, complications of GERD, and surgical procedures for treating GERD.
  1. GERD Basics (8)
  2. Children and Acid Reflux (37)
  3. Diagnosis (15)
  4. Living with GERD (8)

GERD in the Elderly
The percentage of elderly with GERD is higher than in younger age groups. Why does this happen? How can it be treated?

Complications of Acid Reflux Disease
If gastroesophageal reflux disease goes untreated or is under-treated, the constant acid reflux can begin to irritate the lining of the esophagus. When this happens, complications can set in.

GERD FAQ
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not close properly and stomach contents leak back, or reflux, into the esophagus.

GERD Symptoms - What GERD Symptoms Led You to Your GERD Diagnosis
When did you first suspect you were suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)? What symptoms prompted you to go to your doctor about it? Share your experiences with others.

Nonerosive Reflux Disease - NERD
For some patients, GERD can cause erosive esophagitis, a condition that causes inflammation, swelling, or irritation of the esophagus. In recent studies, however, it has been found that less than half of GERD patient suffer from esophagitis. They have what is called nonerosive reflux disease, or NERD.

Refractory Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
The term refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease (refractory GERD) describes those patients who continue to have symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux despite standard treatment with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as acid reflux disease, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not close properly and stomach contents leak back, or reflux, into the esophagus.

What You Need to Know About GERD
Whether you suspect you have Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) or you are newly diagnosed, you will want to know the symptoms, the causes, and the treatment of GERD.

Your Guide to GERD
Learn what GERD is, what causes it, what the symptoms are, how it is treated, and how to live with it.

GERD Fast Facts
Did you know that heartburn is the most common symptom of GERD? Did you kow that millions of Americans suffer from GERD? What can trigger GERD symptoms? Learn the facts about GERD.

GERD and Asthma
Studies have shown that approximately 75% of asthma patients also suffer from GERD. It has also been found that asthmatics are twice as likely to have GERD as non-asthmatics.

Exertion-Associated GastroEsophageal Reflux (EAGER)
Experts are discussing another condition that triggers heartburn: Exertion-Associated GastroEsophageal Reflux (EAGER). These episodes of heartburn are caused by physical activity. With many Americans thinking about starting their springtime exercise programs, this news may derail many of their efforts.

Treating GERD - How Is GERD Treated?
Depending on how severe your GERD is, treatment may involve one or more of the following lifestyle changes and medications or surgery. Learn what these options are.

Causes of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Most people will have mild and temporary heartburn if they eat too much acidic foods. But the persistent acid reflux that occurs with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is do to other factors. These factors are various conditions that include abnormal structural or biological factors.

What Causes Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)?
Millions of adults have heartburn on a daily basis. Anyone can suffer from mild and occasional heartburn if they overeat acidic foods. This is especially true if they take a nap or bend over after eating a high fat, acidic meal. If they, however, suffer from chronic heartburn that occurs two or more times a week, they may have gastroesophageal...

Symptoms of GERD
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not close properly and stomach contents reflux back up into the esophagus. Knowing the symptoms can help you receive a diagnosis and treatment sooner.

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