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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which food or liquid travels backwards from the stomach to the esophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach). This action irritates the esophagus, causing heartburn and other symptoms.

 
Symptoms

Symptoms may include:

 
Causes

Causes may include:

 
Treatments

Treatment may include:

  • weight reduction
  • sleeping with the head elevated
  • medication 
  • avoiding alcohol and tobacco

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