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My dad has gerd, am I more likely to have it too?

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Dr. Bradley Kessler
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology

In brief: Possibly

There are some forms of gerd that are familiar or genetic.
However there are non-familiar or non-genetic causes/risks including obesity and smoking.

In brief: Possibly

There are some forms of gerd that are familiar or genetic.
However there are non-familiar or non-genetic causes/risks including obesity and smoking.
Dr. Bradley Kessler
Dr. Bradley Kessler
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Dr. Joshua Davidson
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Not necessarily

Gerd can run in families, but genetics alone don't typically cause gerd.
What also runs in families are dietary habits, obesity and other risk factors that can make gerd more likely. The key is to control your diet and your weight, which give you the best chance to avoid gerd altogether.

In brief: Not necessarily

Gerd can run in families, but genetics alone don't typically cause gerd.
What also runs in families are dietary habits, obesity and other risk factors that can make gerd more likely. The key is to control your diet and your weight, which give you the best chance to avoid gerd altogether.
Dr. Joshua Davidson
Dr. Joshua Davidson
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