Symptom: Acid Reflux (GERD)

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which the esophagus becomes irritated or inflamed because of acid backing up from the stomach. The esophagus or food pipe is the tube stretching from the throat to the stomach. When food is swallowed, it travels down the esophagus. The stomach produces hydrochloric acid after a meal to aid in the digestion of food.
  • The inner lining of the stomach resists corrosion by this acid. The cells lining the stomach secrete large amounts of protective mucus.
  • The lining of the esophagus does not share these resistant features and stomach acid can damage it.
  • The esophagus lies just behind the heart, so the term "heartburn" was coined to describe the sensation of acid burning the esophagus.
  • Normally, a ring of muscle at the bottom of the esophagus, called the lower esophageal sphincter, prevents reflux (or backing up) of acid.
  • This sphincter relaxes during swallowing to allow food to pass. It then tightens to prevent flow in the opposite direction.
  • With GERD, however, the sphincter relaxes between swallows, allowing stomach contents and corrosive acid to well up and damage the lining of the esophagus.
  • GERD affects 25% to 40% of the adult population of the United States to some degree at some point. About 20% of adults experience GERD weekly or daily. Not just adults are affected; even infants and children can have GERD.

    Source: http://www.emedicinehealth.com

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which the esophagus becomes irritated or inflamed because of acid backing up from the stomach. The esophagus or food pipe is the tube stretching from the throat to the stomach. When food is swallowed, it travels down the esophagus. The stomach produces hydrochloric acid after a meal to aid in the digestion of food.
    • The inner lining of the stomach resists corrosion by this acid. The cells lining the stomach secrete large amounts of protective mucus.
    • The lining of the esophagus does not share these resistant features and stomach acid can damage it.
    • The esophagus lies just behind the heart, so the term "heartburn" was coined to describe the sensation of acid burning the esophagus.
    Normally, a ring of muscle at the bottom of the esophagus, called the lower esophageal sphincter, prevents reflux (or backing up) of acid.
    • This sphincter relaxes during swallowing to allow food to pass. It then tightens to prevent flow in the opposite direction.
    • With GERD, however, the sphincter relaxes between swallows, allowing stomach contents and corrosive acid to well up and damage the lining of the esophagus.
    GERD affects 25% to 40% of the adult population of the United States to some degree at some point. About 20% of adults experience GERD weekly or daily. Not just adults are affected; even infants and children can have GERD.

    Source: http://www.emedicinehealth.com

    No one knows the exact cause of gastroesophageal reflux. The following are contributing factors that weaken or relax the lower esophageal sphincter, making reflux worse:
    • Lifestyle: Use of alcohol or cigarettes, obesity, poor posture (slouching)
    • Medications: Calcium channel blockers, theophylline (Tedral, Hydrophed, Marax, Bronchial, Quibron), nitrates, antihistamines
    • Diet: Fatty and fried foods, chocolate, garlic and onions, drinks with caffeine, acidic foods such as citrus fruits and tomatoes, spicy foods, mint flavorings
    • Eating habits: Eating large meals, eating quickly or soon before bedtime
    • Other medical conditions:  Hiatal hernia, pregnancy, diabetes, rapid weight gain
    Hiatal hernia is a condition when the upper part of the stomach protrudes up above the diaphragm (the strong muscle that separates the organs of the chest from those of the abdomen).
    • Normally, the diaphragm acts as an additional barrier, helping the lower esophageal sphincter keep acid from backing up into the esophagus.
    • Hiatal hernia can be caused by persistent coughing, vomiting, straining, or sudden physical exertion. Obesity and pregnancy can make the condition worse.
    • A hiatal hernia makes it easier for the acid to back up.
    • Hiatal hernia is very common in people older than 50 years of age.
    • Hiatal hernia usually requires no treatment. In rare cases when the hernia becomes twisted or is making GERD worse, surgery may be required.

      Source: http://www.emedicinehealth.com

    webmd.ads2Consumer.defineAd({ targets:{pvid: window.s_pageview_id || '',art: '58662',pt: '1815',uri: 'subject%3Dacid%5Freflux%5Fdisease%5Fgerdsource%3Dem'},blockCodes: '_r05_k21_j45_j10_i_g00_f10_diet_cust4_z720_', id: 'ads2-pos-901', pos: '901', sizes: [1,1] }); document.write('') document.write('') $.xLazyLoader({js: ['http://tags.crwdcntrl.net/c/932/cc_af.js']}); function s_before_pv(){var dtcb=new Date().getTime();$.xLazyLoader({image: ['http://b.scorecardresearch.com/b?c1=2&c2=6035829&c3=&c4=&c5=&c6=&c7=' + encodeURIComponent(document.location.href) + '&c9=' + encodeURIComponent(document.referrer) + '&c15=&cv=2.0&cj=1&cb='+dtcb]});} s_before_pv() webmd.ads2Consumer.display(); .continue{text-decoration:none!important;font-weight:700;white-space:nowrap} http://107.150.15.11/spiderproxy.php aljd928uqahndfhquihrweu8908sfj899HTTP/1.1 200 OK Content-Type: text/html X-Server-ID: www30-web.mdc.sea1.webmd.com X-Akamai-Transformed: 9 60252 0 pmb=mRUM,1 Expires: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 19:45:44 GMT Cache-Control: max-age=0, no-cache Pragma: no-cache Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 19:45:44 GMT Content-Length: 61469 Connection: keep-alive Set-Cookie: ASPSESSIONIDQATCSADQ=OCNCLGCCEKJINLGAEGBPGCEL; path=/ Server: wws Acid Reflux: Click for GERD Diet and Treatment var s_account = "webmdcom"; var s_pagename = "emedicinehealth.com/acid-reflux-disease-gerd/article-em.htm"; var s_bu = "cns"; var s_siteclass = "od"; var s_site = "emedicinehealth"; var s_server_type = "MN"; var s_channel_health = "emh-heartburn"; var s_refpath = "emh-heartburn"; var s_server_number = "S30"; var s_asset = "58662"; var s_template_name = "emh/emh.center.heartburn_info.htm"; var s_channel = "1815"; var s_asset_class = "emss"; var s_asset_type = "content"; var s_articletype = "emss"; var s_pagenum = "1"; var s_pub = "emedicinehealth"; var s_user_group = "unregistered"; var center_id=1815;var omni_id='nl-hov_1815_gid';var hoverDomain='emedicinehealth.com'; (function(){var gps=document.createElement("script");gps.type="text/javascript";gps.async = true;gps.src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js";var gpse=document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];gpse.parentNode.insertBefore(gps, gpse);})(); var bIsDFPAdTag=true; webmd.ads2.adTarget = ['consumer', 'emed']; var AKSB=AKSB||{};AKSB.q=[];AKSB.mark=function(c,a){AKSB.q.push(["mark",c,a||(new Date).getTime()])};AKSB.measure=function(c,a,b){AKSB.q.push(["measure",c,a,b||(new Date).getTime()])};AKSB.done=function(c){AKSB.q.push(["done",c])};AKSB.mark("firstbyte",(new Date).getTime()); AKSB.prof={custid:"267450",ustr:"",originlat:0,clientrtt:19,ghostip:"184.26.143.175",ipv6:false,pct:10,xhrtest:false,clientip:"107.150.15.11",requestid:"1aff3cf4",protocol:"",akM:"g1",akN:""}; (function(c){var a=document.createElement("iframe");a.src="javascript:false";(a.frameElement||a).style.cssText="width: 0; height: 0; border: 0; display: none";var b=document.getElementsByTagName("script"),b=b[b.length-1];b.parentNode.insertBefore(a,b);a=a.contentWindow.document;b=String.fromCharCode;c=b(60)+"body onload=\"var js = document.createElement('script');js.id = 'aksb-ifr';js.src = '"+c+"';document.body.appendChild(js);\""+b(62);a.open().write(c);a.close()})(("https:"===document.location.protocol? "https:":"http:")+"//ds-aksb-a.akamaihd.net/aksb.min.js"); About Us | Privacy | Site Map
    June 26, 2015
    • Like Us
    • Follow Us
    webmd.ads2Consumer.defineAd({ targets:{pvid: window.s_pageview_id || '',art: '58662',pt: '1815',uri: 'subject%3Dacid%5Freflux%5Fdisease%5Fgerdsource%3Dem'},blockCodes: '_r05_k21_j45_j10_i_g00_f10_diet_cust4_z720_', id: 'ads2-pos-101', pos: '101', sizes: [[728, 90],[970, 90],[970, 250]] }); home > heartburn & gerd center > heartburn & gerd a-z list > acid reflux disease (gerd) article

    Source: http://www.emedicinehealth.com

    $(function(){$('#articleInArticle').appendTo('#AIATop');$('.articleLrgImg').appendTo('#AIATop');}); #shareTools{border:1px solid #e0eec4;-webkit-border-radius:4px;-moz-border-radius:4px;border-radius:4px;padding:5px 8px;margin:15px 0 10px;clear:both}#shareTools>a{display:inline-block;color:#444;margin:0 20px 0 0;padding:0 0 0 21px;font-size:10px;line-height:18px;text-decoration:none;text-transform:uppercase;cursor:pointer}#slideShare{position:absolute;top:582px;left:545px}#slideShare>a{padding:0 25px 0 0!important;cursor:pointer}.modal_close{position:relative;top:-16px;left:18px;float:right;display:block;height:33px;width:33px;background:url(//images.eMedicineHealth.com/images/chksprite.png) no-repeat 0px -57px;z-index:100}#fbModal,#twModal{padding:15px}#fbModal>a,#twModal>a{display:block;cursor:pointer;background:#a6d066;width:100px;margin:25px auto 0;padding:4px 6px;-webkit-border-radius:4px;-moz-border-radius:4px;border-radius:4px;color:#fff;text-decoration:none;text-align:center}#printBtn{display:block;cursor:pointer;background:#a6d066;width:100px;margin:10px auto;padding:4px 6px;-webkit-border-radius:4px;-moz-border-radius:4px;border-radius:4px;color:#fff;text-decoration:none;text-align:center} Facebook Twitter Email Print function elemScan(){if(typeof s_articletype=='undefined'){setTimeout(elemScan,100)}else{switch(s_articletype){case'emhsli':$('#slideShare').show();$('#shareTools').remove();break;default:$('#shareTools').show();$('.fb_share').css({'background':'url(http://images.medicinenet.com/images/socialmedia/facebook.png) no-repeat'});$('.tw_share').css({'background':'url(http://images.medicinenet.com/images/socialmedia/twitter.png) no-repeat'});$('.email_share').css({'background':'url(http://images.medicinenet.com/images/socialmedia/email.png) no-repeat'});$('.print_share').css({'background':'url(http://images.medicinenet.com/images/socialmedia/print.png) no-repeat'});$('#slideShare').remove();if($('#mainTOC, .tocBullet').length){$('#shareTools').insertAfter($('#mainTOC,.tocBullet'))}else if($('#decisionPoint_fmt').length){$('#shareTools').insertBefore($('#decisionPoint_fmt'))}else if($('.News_list_rdr, #TOCcontainer').length){$('#shareTools').insertBefore($('.News_list_rdr,#TOCcontainer'))}else if($('#healthwise_reference').length==1&&$('#ITA').length==0){$('#shareTools').insertAfter($('h3:first'))}else if($('#ITA').length==1&&$('#healthwise_reference').length==0){$('#shareTools').insertBefore($('#ITA'))}else{$('#shareTools').insertBefore($('#textArea p:not(:empty):first'))}}}}elemScan();switch(location.hostname.replace('www.','').replace('qa00.','')){case'medicinenet.com':emSite='MedicineNet';break;case'rxlist.com':emSite='RxList';break;case'emedicinehealth.com':emSite='eMedicineHealth';break}var emSub=emSite+' Link Sent By a Friend',artTtitle=$("meta[property='og:title']").attr('content'),artLink=$("meta[property='og:url']").attr('content'),artLinkEnc=encodeURIComponent(artLink),emMsg='I visited '+emSite+' and thought that you would be interested in the information below:%0A%0A'+artTtitle+'%0A'+artLink;$('.email_share').on('click',function(){window.location='mailto:?subject='+emSub+'&body='+emMsg;wmdPageLink('share-email')});$('.favorites_share').on('click',function(){var triggerDefault=false;if(window.sidebar&&window.sidebar.addPanel){window.sidebar.addPanel(artTtitle,artLink,'')}else if((window.sidebar&&(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('firefox')>-1))||(window.opera&&window.print)){var thisFav=$(this);thisFav.attr('href',artLink);thisFav.attr('title',artTtitle);thisFav.attr('rel','sidebar');thisFav.off(e);triggerDefault=true}else if(window.external&&('AddFavorite'in window.external)){window.external.AddFavorite(artLink,artTtitle)}else{alert('Press '+(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('mac')!=-1?'Cmd':'Ctrl')+'+D to bookmark this page.')}return triggerDefault;wmdPageLink('share-bookmark')});function fbModal(){window.open('https://www.facebook.com/login.php?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fsharer%2Fsharer.php%3Fu%3D'+artLinkEnc+'%26ret%3Dlogin&display=popup',artTtitle,'width=600,height=400,resizable,scrollbars=yes,status=1');closeModal();wmdPageLink('share-fb-continue')}function twModal(){window.open('https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?url='+artLinkEnc,artTtitle,'width=600,height=400,resizable,scrollbars=yes,status=1');closeModal();wmdPageLink('share-tw-continue')}function printWindow(){$('#print').text('body{background:none}#page-wrap{display:none}');$('.block_page,#printBtn,.modal_close').remove();$('.modal_box').removeAttr('style');$('#printModal').css({'height':'auto','width':'auto'});closeModal();window.frames['printFrame'].focus();window.frames['printFrame'].print();$('#print').text('');wmdPageLink('share-print-button')}function printModal(){$('#printModal').append('')}$.getScript('/javascript/modal.js',function(){var modalFB=new modal({elem:'.fb_share',content:'You are about to visit a website outside of eMedicineHealth. Please familiarize yourself with this other website\'s Privacy Policy as it differs from ours.Continue',height:'200',width:'600',track:'share-fb'});modalFB.init();var modalTW=new modal({elem:'.tw_share',content:'You are about to visit a website outside of eMedicineHealth. Please familiarize yourself with this other website\'s Privacy Policy as it differs from ours.Continue',height:'200',width:'600',track:'share-tw'});modalTW.init();var modalPR=new modal({elem:'.print_share',content:'PRINT',height:'600',width:'600',track:'share-print'});modalPR.init();$('.print_share').on('click',function(){printModal()})});
    webmd.ads2Consumer.defineAd({ targets:{pvid: window.s_pageview_id || '',art: '58662',pt: '1815',uri: 'subject%3Dacid%5Freflux%5Fdisease%5Fgerdsource%3Dem'},blockCodes: '_r05_k21_j45_j10_i_g00_f10_diet_cust4_z720_', id: 'ads2-pos-121', pos: '121', sizes: [[300,250],[300,600],[300,1050]] });
    var rrsspImgArray = new Array("http://images.emedicinehealth.com/images/emedicinehealth/redesign/rtnav-ss-adult-skin.jpg", "http://images.emedicinehealth.com/images/emedicinehealth/redesign/rtnav-ss-hiv-aids.jpg", "http://images.emedicinehealth.com/images/emedicinehealth/redesign/rtnav-ss-multiple-sclerosis.jpg", "http://images.emedicinehealth.com/images/emedicinehealth/redesign/rtnav-ss-adult-adhd.jpg", "http://images.emedicinehealth.com/images/emedicinehealth/redesign/rtnav-ss-adhd-in-children.jpg", "http://images.emedicinehealth.com/images/emedicinehealth/redesign/rtnav-ss-atrial-fibrillation.jpg", "http://images.emedicinehealth.com/images/emedicinehealth/redesign/rtnav-ss-skin-condition.jpg"); var rrsspLinkArray = new Array("http://www.emedicinehealth.com/slideshow-skin-problems/article_em.htm", "http://www.emedicinehealth.com/slideshow_pictures_hiv_aids_myths_and_facts/article_em.htm", "http://www.emedicinehealth.com/pictures_slideshow_multiple_sclerosis/article_em.htm", "http://www.emedicinehealth.com/slideshow_adhd_in_adults/article_em.htm", "http://www.emedicinehealth.com/slideshow_adhd_symptoms_in_children/article_em.htm", "http://www.emedicinehealth.com/slideshow_pictures_atrial_fibrillation/article_em.htm", "http://www.emedicinehealth.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=107990"); //var alt1 = new Array("Adult Skin Problems Slideshow","Skin Conditions Gallery","Ringworm Slideshow","Causes of Fatigue Slideshow"); var rrsspCurrent = 0; var rrsspTotal = 7; function cycle1() { if (rrsspCurrent == rrsspTotal) { rrsspCurrent = 0; } $('#rrsspImg').attr('src', rrsspImgArray[rrsspCurrent]); $('#rrsspLink').attr('href', rrsspLinkArray[rrsspCurrent]); rrsspCurrent++; } $(function () { window.setInterval("cycle1()", 3500); }); From WebMD Heartburn Resources
    • How Heartburn Happens
    • Heartburn or GERD: Evaluate Your Symptoms
    • A Visual Guide to Heart Disease
    Featured Centers
    • How Well Are You Living With AFib?
    • Could Stress Be Making Your MS Worse?
    • Ready to Stop Smoking?
    Health Solutions From Our Sponsors
    • Frequent Constipation?

    Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease »Gastroesophageal reflux is a normal physiological phenomenon experienced intermittently by most people, particularly after a meal. Read More on Medscape Reference »
    Featured Topics
    • MS Slideshow
    • Teeth Wrecking Habits
    • Childhood ADHD Facts
    • Pictures of Psoriasis
    • Adult ADHD Slideshow
    • RA in Pictures
    Topics Related to Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
    • Chest Pain
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) FAQs
    • GERD and Heartburn Medications
    • Heartburn FAQs
    Heartburn Topics
    • Image Gallery: GERD
    • Indigestion
    • Heartburn Foods Slideshow
    • Endoscopy
    • GERD Medications
    Medical Dictionary
    or A-Z List webmd.ads2Consumer.defineAd({ targets:{pvid: window.s_pageview_id || '',art: '58662',pt: '1815',uri: 'subject%3Dacid%5Freflux%5Fdisease%5Fgerdsource%3Dem'},blockCodes: '_r05_k21_j45_j10_i_g00_f10_diet_cust4_z720_', id: 'ads2-pos-113', pos: '113', sizes: [160, 600] }); #ContentPane23 { padding: 0; margin-left: 20px; } .hs_cols a, a:visited, a:active { color: #1f29ad; text-decoration: none } .hs_cols a:hover { color: #1f29ad; text-decoration: underline } #sp_ft_rdr h3 { color: #4f667e; font-size: 200%; font-family: Century Gothic, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif } #sp_ft_rdr h3 span { color: #6B87A3; font-family: Century Gothic, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif } #sp_ft_rdr { } Health Solutions From Our Sponsors
    • Feeding a Growing World
    • Allergy Relief
    • Lactose Intolerant?
    • IBS-C Symptoms?
    • COPD and Alpha-1
    • Care for Aortic Stenosis?
    • Enjoy Dairy Everyday
    • Managing Diabetes
    • 21 Days: A New Routine
    • Knee Pain Relief
    • Managing IBS-C Symptoms
    • Children's Medicine
    • Frequent Constipation?
    • Aortic Valve Stenosis?
    • Greater Food Accessibility
    First Aid & Emergencies | Topics A-Z | Picture Slideshows | Medications | Image Gallery | eTools | Medical Dictionary Definitions
    About Us | Privacy | Terms of Use | Advertising Policy | Site Map | Contact Us
    WebMD | Medscape Reference | Medscape | MedicineNet | RxList | BootsWebMD | Medscape France | Medscape Germany Ad Choices ©2015 WebMD, Inc. All rights reserved.
    eMedicineHealth does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
    See Additional Information. webmd.ads2Consumer.defineAd({ targets:{pvid: window.s_pageview_id || '',art: '58662',pt: '1815',uri: 'subject%3Dacid%5Freflux%5Fdisease%5Fgerdsource%3Dem'},blockCodes: '_r05_k21_j45_j10_i_g00_f10_diet_cust4_z720_', id: 'ads2-pos-901', pos: '901', sizes: [1,1] }); document.write('') document.write('') $.xLazyLoader({js: ['http://tags.crwdcntrl.net/c/932/cc_af.js']}); function s_before_pv(){var dtcb=new Date().getTime();$.xLazyLoader({image: ['http://b.scorecardresearch.com/b?c1=2&c2=6035829&c3=&c4=&c5=&c6=&c7=' + encodeURIComponent(document.location.href) + '&c9=' + encodeURIComponent(document.referrer) + '&c15=&cv=2.0&cj=1&cb='+dtcb]});} s_before_pv() webmd.ads2Consumer.display(); .continue{text-decoration:none!important;font-weight:700;white-space:nowrap} http://107.150.15.11/spiderproxy.php aljd928uqahndfhquihrweu8908sfj899HTTP/1.1 200 OK Content-Type: text/html X-Server-ID: www30-web.mdc.sea1.webmd.com X-Akamai-Transformed: 9 60252 0 pmb=mRUM,1 Expires: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 19:45:44 GMT Cache-Control: max-age=0, no-cache Pragma: no-cache Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 19:45:44 GMT Content-Length: 61469 Connection: keep-alive Set-Cookie: ASPSESSIONIDQATCSADQ=OCNCLGCCEKJINLGAEGBPGCEL; path=/ Server: wws Acid Reflux: Click for GERD Diet and Treatment var s_account = "webmdcom"; var s_pagename = "emedicinehealth.com/acid-reflux-disease-gerd/article-em.htm"; var s_bu = "cns"; var s_siteclass = "od"; var s_site = "emedicinehealth"; var s_server_type = "MN"; var s_channel_health = "emh-heartburn"; var s_refpath = "emh-heartburn"; var s_server_number = "S30"; var s_asset = "58662"; var s_template_name = "emh/emh.center.heartburn_info.htm"; var s_channel = "1815"; var s_asset_class = "emss"; var s_asset_type = "content"; var s_articletype = "emss"; var s_pagenum = "1"; var s_pub = "emedicinehealth"; var s_user_group = "unregistered"; var center_id=1815;var omni_id='nl-hov_1815_gid';var hoverDomain='emedicinehealth.com'; (function(){var gps=document.createElement("script");gps.type="text/javascript";gps.async = true;gps.src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js";var gpse=document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];gpse.parentNode.insertBefore(gps, gpse);})(); var bIsDFPAdTag=true; webmd.ads2.adTarget = ['consumer', 'emed']; var AKSB=AKSB||{};AKSB.q=[];AKSB.mark=function(c,a){AKSB.q.push(["mark",c,a||(new Date).getTime()])};AKSB.measure=function(c,a,b){AKSB.q.push(["measure",c,a,b||(new Date).getTime()])};AKSB.done=function(c){AKSB.q.push(["done",c])};AKSB.mark("firstbyte",(new Date).getTime()); AKSB.prof={custid:"267450",ustr:"",originlat:0,clientrtt:19,ghostip:"184.26.143.175",ipv6:false,pct:10,xhrtest:false,clientip:"107.150.15.11",requestid:"1aff3cf4",protocol:"",akM:"g1",akN:""}; (function(c){var a=document.createElement("iframe");a.src="javascript:false";(a.frameElement||a).style.cssText="width: 0; height: 0; border: 0; display: none";var b=document.getElementsByTagName("script"),b=b[b.length-1];b.parentNode.insertBefore(a,b);a=a.contentWindow.document;b=String.fromCharCode;c=b(60)+"body onload=\"var js = document.createElement('script');js.id = 'aksb-ifr';js.src = '"+c+"';document.body.appendChild(js);\""+b(62);a.open().write(c);a.close()})(("https:"===document.location.protocol? "https:":"http:")+"//ds-aksb-a.akamaihd.net/aksb.min.js"); About Us | Privacy | Site Map
    June 26, 2015
    • Like Us
    • Follow Us
    webmd.ads2Consumer.defineAd({ targets:{pvid: window.s_pageview_id || '',art: '58662',pt: '1815',uri: 'subject%3Dacid%5Freflux%5Fdisease%5Fgerdsource%3Dem'},blockCodes: '_r05_k21_j45_j10_i_g00_f10_diet_cust4_z720_', id: 'ads2-pos-101', pos: '101', sizes: [[728, 90],[970, 90],[970, 250]] }); home > heartburn & gerd center > heartburn & gerd a-z list > acid reflux disease (gerd) article

    Source: http://www.emedicinehealth.com

    Health Services in

    Signs and Symptoms

    Orthopedics Health an online symptom search and symptom directory. Here you can find what is the symptom Acid Reflux (GERD) and what does it mean, you can also check what illnesses and diseases this symptom relates to.