Doctor Deem from Christie Clinic is Making the Rounds on the Morning Show and is discussing GERD, something we may more commonly refer to as acid reflux.
This is a chronic disease that occurs when stomach acid or bile flows into the food pipe and irritates the lining.
Acid reflux and heartburn more than twice a week may indicate GERD.
Symptoms include burning pain in the chest that usually occurs after eating and worsens when lying down.
Relief from lifestyle changes and over-the-counter medications is usually temporary.
Stronger medication may be needed.