GERD Awareness

November is GERD Awareness Month. According to the American College of Gastroenterology, over 60 million Americans experience heartburn, the most common symptom of GERD. GERD (or gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a medical condition in which stomach acid, food, and fluid flow back into the esophagus. Anyone can develop GERD, but it’s more common in the […]

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Treating GERD: Medication vs. Surgery

“I can’t believe I ate the whole thing.” Remember those humorous Alka-Seltzer commercials from the 1970s? For patients suffering from chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the symptoms are no laughing matter.

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