Gastroesophageal disease (GERD), or heartburn, is a common disorder that afflicts millions.
Symptoms include nighttime cough, a burning sensation in the chest, and pain with swallowing.
There are a number of treatments available for GERD ranging from lifestyle alterations to
prescription medications. Herein, the mechanisms underlying GERD along with its symptoms and
treatment are described.
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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.
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