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How is GERD treated?

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Doctors recommend lifestyle and dietary changes for most people needing treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Treatment aims at lowering the amount of reflux or easing damage to the lining of the esophagus.

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 Jennifer Robinson on April 23, 2020

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 Jennifer Robinson on April 23, 2020

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