Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is characterized by a back-flow of acidic stomach contents into the esophagus. Associated with a malfunctioning lower esophageal sphincter, its main symptom is chronic heartburn. If you suffer from this acid reflux more than twice a week, you may actually have GERD.

Diagnosis – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Harvard Medical School

Information about the diagnosis of GERD.

Characteristics of GERD (IFFGD)

Treatment of GERD (IFFGD)

General Information. (Johns Hopkins Gastroenterology & Hepatology Resource Center)

Heartburn/GERD overview (Mayo Clinic)

GERD Interactive tutorial (Medline Plus)

Heartburn, Hiatal Hernia, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (NIDDK)

Treatment (The Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons)

About Robert Hill

I founded IDEAS Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society, from my home base in Vancouver, British Columbia. Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society IDEAS is established to raise public awareness of intestinal diseases in order to help remove the stigmas associated with these illnesses. The programs of IDEAS help children, youth and young adults learn to live full lives, find acceptance and gain confidence.

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