Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is also known as acid reflux. It is a chronic digestive disease where backwash (reflux) irritates the lining of your esophagus resulting in either symptoms or complications. Symptoms include the taste of acid in the back of the mouth, heartburn, bad breath, chest pain, vomiting, breathing problems, and wearing away of the teeth. Complications include esophagitis, esophageal strictures, and Barrett's esophagus. Most people can manage the discomfort of GERD with lifestyle changes and over-the-counter medications. But some people with GERD may need stronger medications, or even surgery, to reduce symptoms.
Related Journals of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics, American Journal of Gastroenterology, World Journal of Gastroenterology, World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology, World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology, World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System