Acid Reflux (GERD)

Also referred to as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), acid reflux is a gastrointestinal and digestive condition in which the esophageal lining is irritated by stomach acid or bile.

You can experience instances of acid reflux or heartburn without having GERD. However, if you experience symptoms of acid reflux frequently, this might indicate GERD.

Visit the medical library to learn more about GERD

Make an appointment with a gastroenterologist

More than 3,000,000 affected yearly

Can resolve within months

Over-the-counter medications can help

Understand the Basics


Heartburn: What to Eat and What Not to Eat

Basic Understanding

Heartburn: What to Eat and What Not to Eat

Suffering from heartburn? Read this article to learn about the types of food that could trigger heartburn, and what foods do not trigger heartburn.

What is Heartburn?

Basic Understanding

What is Heartburn?

Heartburn can be a source of recurring pain for many people and is often caused by dietary reasons. Read this article to learn about heartburn and what you can do to avoid it.

What induces GERD?

Basic Understanding

What induces GERD?

GERD is a condition that occurs among many people. It is considered to be a burning sensation in one's chest, otherwise known as heartburn. GERD can occur due to lifestyle choices, pregnancy, obesity, and certain medications. Learn how GERD can happen, and why it happens.

Understand Causes


Coping with Morning Acid Reflux

Causes

Coping with Morning Acid Reflux

There are a number of methods you can practice to curtail symptoms of acid reflux in the mornings. Most of which need to be done before bedtime.

What Are the Symptoms of Acid Reflux?

Causes

What Are the Symptoms of Acid Reflux?

If acid reflux is left untreated, it can lead to a condition known as Barrett’s esophagus, which is a precancerous state. Because of this reason, it is essential that you recognize the symptoms of acid reflux. Did you know that a simple cough can also be a sign of acid reflux? Read this article to learn about the surprising symptoms of acid reflux.

Does Smoking Cause Acid Reflux?

Causes

Does Smoking Cause Acid Reflux?

Cigarette smoking is widely practiced all over the world. Acid reflux is a common gastrointestinal disease that leads to pain, discomfort and deterioration of health. Researchers are now studying if cigarette smoking promotes the development of acid reflux disease.

What Triggers Heartburn?

Causes

What Triggers Heartburn?

Heartburn can be a source of recurring pain for many people, often for dietary reasons. Read this article to learn about the common triggers for heartburn and how to avoid them.

What induces GERD?

Causes

What induces GERD?

GERD is a condition that occurs among many people. It is considered to be a burning sensation in one's chest, otherwise known as heartburn. GERD can occur due to lifestyle choices, pregnancy, obesity, and certain medications. Learn how GERD can happen, and why it happens.

Understand Treatment


How Can I Manage Heartburn?

How Can I Manage Heartburn?

Are you tired of heartburn? Read this article to learn about lifestyle changes you can make to manage heartburn, and what to discuss with your doctor if heartburn persists.

Drugs for Heartburn May Cause Hip Fractures

Drugs for Heartburn May Cause Hip Fractures

Certain heartburn medications may make an individual susceptible to hip fractures. Read this article to learn about heartburn medications.

Heartburn: What to Eat and What Not to Eat

Heartburn: What to Eat and What Not to Eat

Suffering from heartburn? Read this article to learn about the types of food that could trigger heartburn, and what foods do not trigger heartburn.