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Whats GERD gastro esophageal reflux disease?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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In brief: GERD defined

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) involves movement of stomach contents back into your esophagus.
Gerd can be "silent" in a substantial # of patients, manifesting with ear/nose/throat & lung problems without heartburn. Heartburn is the common presentation of burning discomfort in your chest with exposure of the esophagus to stomach contents. See earlier healthtap answers for gerd prevention.

In brief: GERD defined

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) involves movement of stomach contents back into your esophagus.
Gerd can be "silent" in a substantial # of patients, manifesting with ear/nose/throat & lung problems without heartburn. Heartburn is the common presentation of burning discomfort in your chest with exposure of the esophagus to stomach contents. See earlier healthtap answers for gerd prevention.
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