What You Should Know About GERD

Every year during the week of Thanksgiving, we recognize National GERD Awareness Week. GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not function correctly to keep stomach contents from refluxing up into the esophagus. Patients with GERD will then classically experience symptoms such as heartburn and regurgitation, but may also […]

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GERD Awareness Week

GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease and heartburn are often used interchangeably. Heartburn is discomfort or burning pain sensation felt on the upper chest. GERD, on the other hand, is a chronic condition and heartburn can be one of its symptoms.  What is GERD? GERD is a medical condition in which stomach contents flow backward up […]

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