General Overview

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the backward flow of the stomach's contents into the esophagus, or "food pipe." Heartburn is the most common symptom.

This digestive condition affects nearly one-third of the American population.

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Resources

American College of Gastroenterology

http://www.acg.gi.org

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

http://www.niddk.nih.gov