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GERD: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
By: Fred Barton and Brooke Marshall, Pharm.D. Candidates 2012
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD, is a common condition that is experienced in the general population, particularly after eating. Commonly referred to as acid reflux, GERD occurs when acidic fluids from the gut rise up from the stomach into the throat causing irritation and discomfort.

Normally the body can defend against these acids so symptoms of GERD do not occur. However, in some people the acids are not cleared as effectively or too much acid is produced which leads to symptoms of GERD.

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