What is GERD?
GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease is a common condition caused by acid that escapes from the stomach. It is estimated that 10 to 15% of the adult population suffers from GERD every day.
GERD symptoms include:
- A burning feeling in the chest
- Pain in the upper abdomen
- Worsening of the above symptoms when bending over or lying down
- Chronic cough and hoarseness