Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, is a common digestive condition whereby patients experience chest pains and throat discomfort such as a having a “burning” sensation around the chest and throat area. GERD is recognised when gastric content from the stomach flows back up into the oesophagus due to a weakened or incompetent muscular valve located at the lower end of the oesophagus.  

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