Morning Rounds: GERD

The Morning Show

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.

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