Gastroesophageal reflux disease, often referred to by the acronym GERD, is a medical condition becoming more and more common and which presently afflicts up to 20 million Americans.
Even small babies can suffer from GERD, and it can produce very distressing symptoms. These symptoms vary with individuals, while infantile GERD may present different symptoms to those seen in adults.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease [GERD] is a chronic... Read More
If you experience heartburn or burning chest pain, then you may be experiencing symptoms of acid reflux. If it happens more than twice a week, then you may have acid reflux disease, or GERD. Symptoms include that burning feeling, regurgitation, bloating, hiccups, nausea, unexplained weight loss and burping. See the doctor if you have symptoms, and in the meantime, there are some ways to alleviate the discomfort. Common risk... Read More
By Peter Hutch
Acid reflux disorder, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, is a condition worthy of ample attention. This chronic and complicated health problem affects the digestive tract by causing inflammation and even permanent damage to the esophagus. Because it affects a great number of people... Read More
Most people think of acid reflux as a condition that only affects adults. However, that couldn't be further from the truth. Acid reflux, also known as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), affects children of all ages, including newborns. Symptoms of GERD include burning in the throat, gagging or choking, sore throats, wheezing, chest pains, and hoarseness. Of course, it's easier to diagnose a child who can communicate what they are... Read More