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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Case Discussion

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a digestive disorder that occurs when stomach acid flows back into the esophagus, causing heartburn and other symptoms. GERD can cause damage to the esophagus, pharynx, or respiratory tract if left untreated. Symptoms of GERD include heartburn, regurgitation of sour or bitter liquid, difficulty swallowing, and chest pain. A diagnosis of GERD starts with a physical examination and a description of symptoms and medical history. Treatment for GERD includes lifestyle changes such as losing weight, avoiding alcohol and tobacco, and avoiding large meals before bedtime. Medications such as antacids, H2 blockers, and proton pump inhibitors can also help relieve symptoms. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary.

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Dr Sonali Gautam is a consultant gastroenterologist practicing in Fortis Hiranandani Hospital,Vashi, Navi Mumbai.After completing her post graduate training she completed her super speciality training in gastroenterology from Bombay hospital under the guidance of eminent gastroenterologist & hepatologist Dr Deepak N Amarapurkar.

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a digestive disorder that occurs when stomach acid flows back into the esophagus, causing heartburn and other symptoms. GERD can cause damage to the esophagus, pharynx, or respiratory tract if left untreated. Symptoms of GERD include heartburn, regurgitation of sour or bitter liquid, difficulty swallowing, and chest pain. A diagnosis of GERD starts with a physical examination and a description of symptoms and medical history. Treatment for GERD includes lifestyle changes such as losing weight, avoiding alcohol and tobacco, and avoiding large meals before bedtime. Medications such as antacids, H2 blockers, and proton pump inhibitors can also help relieve symptoms. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary.