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Category Archives: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

What is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease?

What is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease? Normally there is a muscle called lower esophageal sphincter between our food pipe (esophagus) and stomach. This muscle acts as a one way valve and allows the food to go down to the stomach and … Continue reading

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Is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease common?

Is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease common? Yes, it is a very common condition. It is estimated that upto 20% of the population suffer from this condition at some time or the other in their lifetime.

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What are the symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)?

What are the symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)? The classical symptom of GERD is heart burn. It is a burning sensation located in the centre of the chest, either along with food intake or when fasting. Many patients also … Continue reading

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What is the treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)?

What is the treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)? The treatment of GERD can be broadly divided into two- lifestyle changes and medicines. Among them, lifestyle changes go a long way in reducing the medicine requirement. These include a) Have … Continue reading

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What are the complications of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)?

What are the complications of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)? Reflux disease, if left untreated for a long time, can lead to complications like Barretts esophagus, narrowing (stricture) of the food pipe, or even esophageal cancer. It has been shown that … Continue reading

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