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GERD Screening Quiz

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Updated February 24, 2010

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.

A few heartburn facts:

More than 60 million American adults suffer from heartburn at least once a month, and about 25 million American adults suffer from heartburn on a daily basis.

Approximately 94 percent of sufferers can link their heartburn symptoms to specific foods.

80 percent of heartburn sufferers report symptoms at night. 75 percent of heartburn sufferers say nighttime heartburn awakens them during the night, or prevents them from sleeping. 40 percent say that their nighttime heartburn symptoms affects their ability to work the next day.

Heartburn is more common among the elderly, as well as among pregnant women.

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Do you think you suffer from GERD? Take this GERD screening quiz, and then discuss the results with your doctor.

This screening quiz should not be used as a diagnostic tool. This quiz should be used for informational purposes only. You should discuss with your doctor any concerns you have about your health.

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Diet Help:
This information is designed for chronic heartburn sufferers. It is a good idea to also discuss this with your doctor.

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Take the GERD screening quiz

This screening quiz should not be used as a diagnostic tool. This quiz should be used for informational purposes only. You should discuss with your doctor any concerns you have about your health.

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