Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder (GERD) is a digestive disorder. “Gastroesophageal” refers to the stomach and esophagus. “Reflux” is what happens when the lower esophageal ring is weakened and stomach contents flow back into the esophagus.
The 17th Annual GERD Awareness Week is November 20th through 26th, 2016. Yes, that’s the week of Thanksgiving — the day millions of Americans experience heartburn and acid reflux, which may or may not be related to GERD.
Nearly everyone has experienced heartburn from things like a spicy meal or eating and drinking too much in one sitting. Yet heartburn is also the most common symptom of GERD. Talk to your doctor if:
Symptoms can be aggravated by a number of factors, including foods and medications. Some ways to reduce GERD symptoms include:
Whether you’re experiencing chronic heartburn or other symptoms of GERD, need complete family care or are seeking specialized treatments, Pomona Valley Health Centers (PVHC) can help. Our experienced compassionate physicians are dedicated to providing excellent, patient-focused care that’s also efficient and convenient. We are proud to be affiliated with Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, a regional leader with a legacy of 100 years of service.
To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 909-630-7829 or click here to use our online form.
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