gastroesophageal reflux disease

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gastroesophageal reflux disease

n. Abbr. GERD
A chronic condition in which the lower esophageal sphincter allows gastric acids to reflux into the esophagus, causing heartburn, acid indigestion, and possible injury to the esophageal lining.
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A program dealing with acid reflux disease and gastrointestinal disorders, "Burping, Belching, Bloating: When Should I Be Concerned?" will be presented by Dr.
A study presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine in June found that weakened muscle tone may play a role in acid reflux disease, often referred to as GERD (gastroesophageal disease).
There are several possible causes of acid reflux disease. A loosened lower esophageal sphincter--a muscle located where the esophagus meets the stomach--is a common reason stomach acid washes up into the esophagus.
People with a complication of acid reflux disease called Barrett's esophagus have altered cells in the esophagus.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan now is covering Prilosec OTC for heartburn and acid reflux disease, reflecting increasing attention from insurers to over-the-counter drugs as vehicles for savings.
Pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to acid reflux disease. The symptoms typically get worse in the third trimester when the enlarged uterus pushes up on the stomach.
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Last night, Clinton's former press secretary George Stephanopoulous said Clinton had been treated for acid reflux disease while he was president.
How many different ways do you treat acid reflux disease, and what is the best most efficient way to treat it?