Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is abnormally frequent or chronic acid reflux. Acid reflux occurs when stomach fluid backs up, or refluxes, into the esophagus, exposing it to gastric acid and other contents. While occasional reflux is normal, for some, it can be frequent and severe enough to affect daily life.
In fact, it’s estimated GERD causes pain for over 80 million Americans at least once a month.1 Left untreated, GERD can lead to serious complications, such as changes to the esophageal structure, known as Barrett’s esophagus, and even cancer. However, the good news is you don’t have to put up with this burden.
Read More at April 27, 2017 by Debbie Donovan