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Introduction: GERD

Description of GERD

GERD (medical condition): The term "heartburn" refers to the pain in the esophagus or chest that occurs when stomach acid is refluxed up into the throat ...more

GERD: See also:

Heartburn:
  »Introduction: Heartburn
  »Symptoms of Heartburn
  »Causes of Heartburn
  »Treatments for Heartburn

GERD: Retrograde flow of gastric juice (GASTRIC ACID) and/or duodenal contents (BILE ACIDS; PANCREATIC JUICE) into the distal ESOPHAGUS, commonly due to incompetence of the LOWER ESOPHAGEAL SPHINCTER. Gastric regurgitation is an extension of this process with retrograde flow into the PHARYNX or MOUTH.
Source: Diseases Database

GERD: Related Topics

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GERD as a Disease

GERD: Another name for Heartburn (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Heartburn
  »Symptoms of Heartburn
  »Causes of Heartburn
  »Treatments for Heartburn

GERD: Related Diseases

GERD: GERD is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of GERD

Some of the causes of GERD are included in the list below:

Symptoms of GERD (Heartburn)

Some of the symptoms of GERD incude:

Treatments for GERD (Heartburn)

Treatments for GERD (Heartburn) include:

  • Antacids
  • Coping measures
    • Smaller more frequent meals
    • Eat slowing
    • Sleep with head raised - e.g. elevated your bed at one end or use more pillows

Treatment of GERD: For more treatment information about GERD, see treatment of Heartburn (GERD)

GERD: Article Excerpts about Heartburn

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does... (Source: excerpt from Heartburn, Hiatal Hernia, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): NIDDK)

Heartburn, Hiatal Hernia, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): NIDDK (Excerpt)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not... (Source: excerpt from Heartburn, Hiatal Hernia, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): NIDDK)

Heartburn, Hiatal Hernia, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): NIDDK (Excerpt)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not close properly, and stomach... (Source: excerpt from Heartburn, Hiatal Hernia, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): NIDDK)

Heartburn, Hiatal Hernia, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): NIDDK (Excerpt)

Heartburn, also called acid indigestion, is the most common symptom of GERD. Anyone experiencing heartburn twice a week or... (Source: excerpt from Heartburn, Hiatal Hernia, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): NIDDK)

GERD as a Symptom

GERD (symptom): Another name for Heartburn.
  »Introduction: Heartburn
  »Causes of Heartburn

GERD (symptom): Heartburn is a burning sensation experienced behind the breastbone in...more »

GERD (symptom): Reflux refers to the stomach acid rising up the "wrong way" back up the esophagus and sometimes into the mouth. Pain ... more

GERD: See also Heartburn:
  »Introduction: Heartburn
  »Causes of Heartburn

GERD (symptom): Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not close properly, and stomach... (Source: excerpt from Heartburn, Hiatal Hernia, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): NIDDK)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES)... (Source: excerpt from Heartburn, Hiatal Hernia, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): NIDDK)

Heartburn, also called acid indigestion, is the most common symptom of GERD. Anyone experiencing... (Source: excerpt from Heartburn, Hiatal Hernia, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): NIDDK)

More information on symptom: Heartburn:

GERD: Related Disease Topics

These medical disease topics may be related to GERD:

Terms associated with GERD:

Terms Similar to GERD:

Source: Diseases Database

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