Metrics details. Gastroesophageal reflux disease GERD is the most common gastrointestinal disease, and the cost of health care and lost productivity due to GERD is extremely high. Recently described side effects of long-term acid suppression have increased the interest in nonpharmacologic methods for alleviating GERD symptoms. We aimed to examine whether GERD patients follow recommended dietary guidelines, and if adherence is associated with the severity and frequency of reflux symptoms.
Naturopathic Approach to Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
Dietary guideline adherence for gastroesophageal reflux disease | BMC Gastroenterology | Full Text
Maybe Nora Ephron should have based her story on somebody else's marriage. That way, she could have provided the distance and perspective that good comedy needs. Instead, she based "Heartburn" - first her novel and now her screenplay - on her own marriage. And she apparently had too much anger to transform the facts into entertaining fiction.
Current Trends in the Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: A Review
The ability to control acid secretion with the increasingly effective acid-suppressive agents such as the H2 blockers pepcid, zantac and proton pump inhibitors nexium, prevacid has given physicians an excellent method of treating the symptoms of acid reflux. Unfortunately, this has not eradicated reflux disease. It has just changed its nature.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease GERD is a chronic disorder of the upper gastrointestinal tract with global distribution. The incidence is on the increase in different parts of the world. In the last 30 to 40 years, research findings have given rise to a more robust understanding of its pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and management. The current definition of GERD The Montreal definition, is not only symptom-based and patient-driven, but also encompasses esophageal and extraesophageal manifestations of the disease. The implication is that the disease can be confidently diagnosed based on symptoms alone.