Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common digestive disorder in which stomach contents regurgitate (reflux) into the esophagus. GERD often causes inflammation and damage to the esophagus and occasionally to the lungs and vocal cords. Afflicting an estimated 25 million Americans, GERD has a variety of causes. Most patients respond well to non-surgical measures including dietary modification, weight loss and antacid therapy; however, lasting control of symptoms is sometimes difficult to attain.
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