Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease—Adolescent
Pronounced: Gas-tro-ee-sof-a-geal re-fluxEn Español (Spanish Version)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a disorder that results from food and stomach acid backing up into the esophagus from the stomach.
This condition can cause serious health issues. Treatment for GERD includes lifestyle changes, medications, and sometimes surgery.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
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Last reviewedApril 2013by Daus Mahnke, MD; Brian Randall, MD
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