At some point in our lives we have all experienced acid reflux. Maybe it was after eating something spicy, or any acidic food like a tomato or certain dairy products and you felt a burning sensation in your throat. GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease is similar to acid reflux. GERD is a long-term condition where acid from your stomach overflows into the esophagus. If you experience acid reflux that occurs more than twice a week, your doctor may diagnose you with GERD.
If you are experiencing these below symptoms more than twice a week, it may be time to see a doctor.
Although GERD is a common condition affecting over 3 million Americans per year, if left untreated, it can lead to serious medical conditions.
With certain lifestyle changes and medication, GERD can be treated. However, more research is needed to understand why there is a steady increase in Americans with GERD.
Currently, ENCORE Research Group has enrolling studies for GERD taking place in Crystal River and Jacksonville. Visit our Enrolling Studies page to see what’s enrolling at a research site near you.
Source: Medical News Today, Medline Plus