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What is the treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?

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Doctors recommend lifestyle and dietary changes for most people needing treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Treatment aims at decreasing the amount of reflux or reducing damage to the lining of the esophagus from refluxed materials.

From: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 10, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 9/10/2017

SOURCES: 

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Heartburn, Gastroesophageal Reflux, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)."

Pluta, R. , May 18, 2011. Journal of the American Medical Association

American College of Gastroenterology: "Understanding GERD." 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 10, 2017

SOURCES: 

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Heartburn, Gastroesophageal Reflux, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)."

Pluta, R. , May 18, 2011. Journal of the American Medical Association

American College of Gastroenterology: "Understanding GERD." 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 10, 2017

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