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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - What Increases Your Risk

Things that increase your risk for symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) include your lifestyle and certain health conditions.

Lifestyle

Health conditions

  • Being pregnant. Many pregnant women have symptoms of GERD during pregnancy. Most of the time, symptoms get better after the baby is born.
  • Having a hiatal hernia.
  • Taking certain medicines. If you think that a medicine you take may be causing your GERD symptoms, talk to your doctor.
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Last Updated: March 06, 2012
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