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  1. GERD: Controlling Heartburn by Changing Your Habits

    Key PointsSymptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can be painful and, if allowed to continue, can lead to complications including esophagitis. Making adjustments to your lifestyle can help provide relief.Quitting the use of tobacco products can help relieve symptoms of GERD. Changing your diet can help prevent heartburn, the main symptom of GERD. Losing weight, not overeating, and ...

  2. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - Prevention

    Symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), such as heartburn, can be uncomfortable or even painful. You may be able to prevent these symptoms by making lifestyle changes such as losing weight, not smoking, not using alcohol, and avoiding certain

  3. 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.

  4. Hiatal Hernia and GERD - Topic Overview

    The abdomen and chest are separated by a sheetlike muscle called the diaphragm. The esophagus passes through an opening (the hiatus) in the diaphragm to connect to the stomach. A hiatal hernia occurs when part of the stomach bulges out of the abdomen,through the hiatus,and into the chest. When this happens,the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) may move above the diaphragm. Normally,...

  5. Heartburn/GERD Guide - Exams and Tests

    Find out what tests may be given to people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

  6. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - Health Tools

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

  7. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - What Happens

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

  8. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - Treatment Overview

    Information on the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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

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

  10. Beyond Food: Other Causes of Heartburn and GERD

    While food is a common heartburn trigger, there are other potential causes of heartburn and GERD: overeating, hiatal hernias, even exercise. While food is a common heartburn trigger, there are other potential causes of GERD. Find out what may be triggering your reflux.

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