GERD / Acid Reflux

Gastro Esophogeal Reflux Disease, or Acid Reflux Disease, is characterized by chronic heartburn or acid reflux, feelings of discomfort or food trapped in the throat and other symptoms. Caused by a weakened esophagus, the painful feelings are due to stomach acid and food entering the esophagus from the stomach.  GERD can be brought on by pregnancy, obesity, hernia and other conditions. There are surgical options available, but many symptoms can be eased by lifestyle changes and medication such as antacids. Read more about your options here!

What are Acid Reflux Medications?

Acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid rises up into the esophagus, leading to an uncomfortable and sometimes painful burning feeling in the chest. Discover several acid reflux medications that can alleviate the pain along with their side effects.

Chronic Acid Reflux Damage to the Esophagus

Chronic acid reflux is experienced by many and is usually not a problem. However, there are a number of serious complications, including acid reflux damage to the esophagus, that can occur if you ignore the symptoms too long. Learn more about the symptoms of chronic GERD and chronic acid reflux.
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