What is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)?
GERD is most commonly referred to as heartburn, or even acid reflux disease. It can be described as the back flow of stomach contents, including acid, into the esophagus (swallowing tube), resulting in a burning sensation.
How common is GERD?
GERD is extremely common. In fact, surveys indicate that about 44% of Americans experience heartburn on