Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

About


GERD is a chronic digestive disease. It affects people of all ages, including children. It’s the more serious form of GER and can eventually cause more serious health problems if left untreated. Acid reflux that occurs more than twice a week and causes inflammation of the esophagus is considered to be GERD.

Resources


Canadian Digestive Health Foundation Public Impact Series:

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he Canadian Digestive Health Foundation (CDHF) launched a scientific project to define the incidence, prevalence, mortality and economic impact of digestive disorders across Canada.

Diet and GERD

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease occurs when the stomach contents comes into contact with the esophagus.

Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is the reflux of gastric (stomach) contents into the esophagus.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

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Reflux means that stomach acid and juices flow from the stomach back up into the tube that leads from the throat to the stomach (esophagus).

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

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This topic is about gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in adults.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) During Pregnancy

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GERD symptoms are common during pregnancy. But they rarely cause complications, such as inflammation of the esophagus (esophagitis).

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD): Overview

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Most people living with GERD suffer from indigestion, acid reflux or heartburn.

Gastroesophageal Reflux in Babies and Children

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Reflux happens because of a problem with the ring of muscle at the end of the esophagus.

Gastroesophageal Reflux in Babies and Children

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Reflux is common in babies and children, and it is usually not a sign of a serious problem.

GERD and Heartburn Tips

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What were once regular habits; such as eating, sleeping, and exercise, can be either aggravators or alleviators

Heartburn

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Heartburn usually is worse after eating or made worse by lying down or bending over. It gets better if you sit or stand up.

Heartburn Keeping You Up at Night?

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when the upper portion of the digestive tract is not functioning properly, causing stomach contents to flow back into the esophagus.

Managing Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a condition that occurs when the contents of the stomach flow back (or “refluxes”) into the esophagus.

Managing Your Heartburn

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Many people experience heartburn. There are steps you can take to help reduce heartburn pain and get relief from your symptoms. Read on to learn more.

Natural and Over-the-Counter Heartburn Treatments

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However, when heartburn becomes frequent and chronic, it is likely a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Report Card: Acid Reflux & GERD in Canada

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GERD is often a misunderstood condition, and its potential severity is not fully recognized by the general public, patients, the healthcare system and, in some cases, healthcare providers.

Treating Heartburn and Gastro-Esophageal Reflex (GERD): Using Proton-Pump Inhibitors (PPI) carefully

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Heartburn is a feeling of burning pain in your lower chest, behind the breastbone.

What you can do to help your child with gastroesophageal reflux

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An overview of how you can help your child with the condition that causes the backwards movement of food and acid from the stomach into the esophagus.

Documents


Living With GERD

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Reflux is a common problem that can cause lots of troublesome symptoms.

Managing Acid Reflux

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Changing what and how you eat can sometimes help with symptoms of GERD. Lifestyle changes can help too.

Understanding GASTROESOPHOGEAL REFLUX DISEASE (GERD)

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GERD symptoms are caused by the reflux, of stomach contents into the esophagus and the associated damage to the esophageal mucosa or lining.

Videos


Do You Have GERD?

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Video

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