The latest news on GERD
How your reflux medication affects your bones, blood, and bowels
Factors that could contribute to its primary symptom -- heartburn
But long-term use could cause serious side effects
But newer methods are replacing ones studied, experts say
Study finds fluid back-up in esophagus can cause immune system changes
Anti-reflux procedure improved quality of life, cut need for 2nd treatment
The fewer and less severe the symptoms, the less likely GERD is to lead to serious complications.
Since GERD is generally a chronic condition, often some form of treatment must continue indefinitely.
The most common symptoms of GERD are pain in the chest and the regurgitation of bitter liquid.