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  1. H2 Blockers (Acid Reducers) for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

    Drug details for H2 blockers (acid reducers) for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

  2. Proton Pump Inhibitors for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

    Drug details for Proton pump inhibitors for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

  3. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - Topic Overview

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is caused by the abnormal backflow, or reflux, of stomach acid and juices into the esophagus, the tube that leads from the throat to the stomach.

  4. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - Medications

    Read about drugs used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

  5. Heartburn: Changing Your Eating Habits - Topic Overview

    You can make changes to your eating habits to help relieve your symptoms of heartburn. Here are some things to try: It’s best to eat several small meals instead of two or three large meals. After you eat,wait 2 to 3 hours before you lie down. Late-night snacks aren't a good idea. Chocolate,mint,and alcohol can make heartburn worse. They relax the valve between the esophagus and the ...

  6. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - What Increases Your Risk

    Learn about factors that increase your risk of developing symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

  7. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - Cause

    Learn about gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), its cause, and how it develops.

  8. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - What Happens

    Learn more about mild gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and how it develops.

  9. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - Health Tools

    This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding GERD.

  10. Fundoplication Surgery for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

    During fundoplication surgery, the upper curve of the stomach (the fundus) is wrapped around the esophagus and sewn into place so that the lower portion of the esophagus passes through a small tunnel of stomach muscle.

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