GERD: Stands for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, a disorder in which there is recurrent return of stomach contents back up into the esophagus, frequently causing heartburn, a symptom of irritation of the esophagus by stomach acid. This can lead to scarring and stricture of the esophagus, which can require stretching (dilating).
10% of patients with GERD develop Barrett's esophagus which increases the risk of cancer of the esophagus. 80% of patients with GERD also have a hiatal hernia.
Pharmaceutical company sponsored site with information for suffers of chronic indigestion, or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.
Defines gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Describes causes, symptoms, and treatmentâ€”including surgeryâ€”for GERD.
GERD â€” Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment, diet issues of this acid reflux disease.
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Your esophagus is the tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) happens when a muscle at the end of your ...