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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Last night, his former press secretary George Stephanopoulous said Clinton had been treated for acid reflux disease while he was president.
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She developed laryngeal hyperactivity with laryngopharyngeal reflux and acid reflux disease.
The rates of discontinuation were highest among workers whose employer changed from a flat payment system to a three-tier system and especially among those taking proton-pump inhibitors, which are used to combat acid reflux disease.
Medefab, a medical device manufacturer in Jaffrey, NH, is addressing this problem through a new design that may be able to cure acid reflux disease.
Acid reflux disease, in which acid backs up from the stomach into the esophagus, is a painful condition that can cause serious health problems.
To control heartburn and acid reflux disease, medical experts suggest that sufferers avoid foods and beverages that irritate the lining of the esophagus (fatty and fried foods, alcohol, coffee, peppermint, chocolate, citrus fruit and citrus juices, and tomato products), stop smoking, lose weight if overweight, avoid lying down two to three hours after eating and elevate the head off the bed at least six inches.
New medical study shows that alkaline water can help reverse the corrosive effects of acid reflux disease
The move by AstraZeneca is seen as a pre-emptive measure ahead of the upcoming loss of US patent protection for blockbuster drugs such as acid reflux disease treatment Nexium, high cholesterol therapy Crestor and antipsychotic Seroquel.
Physicians say that the best way to limit one's susceptibility to acid reflux disease is through lifestyle changes.
Last night, Clinton's former press secretary George Stephanopoulous said Clinton had been treated for acid reflux disease while he was president.
In addition, all patients learned about lifestyle modifications to reduce or prevent acid reflux disease, said Dr.