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  1. Heartburn/GERD Guide - Exams and Tests

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

  2. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - Symptoms

    Learn the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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

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

  4. 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 ...

  5. Heartburn: Reducing Pressure on Your Stomach - Topic Overview

    Putting pressure on your stomach may push stomach juices into your esophagus,causing heartburn. You can make changes 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. If you get heartburn at night,raise ...

  6. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - When To Call a Doctor

    Learn about symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), including chest pain like a heart attack.

  7. 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.

  8. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - Surgery

    Read about surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms.

  9. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - Treatment Overview

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

  10. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - Health Tools

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

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