Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is caused when stomach acid flows back into the esophagus, causing heartburn and acid reflux to such an extent that they interfere with the patient’s daily activities. GERD can occur in both infants and adults.
A doctor will diagnose GERD and recommend a course of treatment when the above symptoms are observed. If the symptoms do not improve after following the doctor’s advice or receiving basic treatment, the following tests may be used to provide a more detailed diagnosis:
For most patients, the symptoms are not severe and can be reduced through the following simple lifestyle changes:
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