Keep GERD (Gastroesophogeal reflux disease) Under Control

Treatment can prevent complications

Gastroesophogeal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when a valve in the esophagus opens spontaneously, and stomach contents rise up into the esophagus. It can be controlled with a doctor’s treatment plan, which is likely to include medication. 

Serious complications can result if the condition is left untreated. Here’s a partial list, courtesy of the U.S. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse:

  • Ulcers of the esophagus from lining damaged by stomach acid.
  • Narrowing of the esophagus, which can make it difficult to swallow.
  • A condition called Barrett’s esophagus, in which cells in the esophageal lining take on an unusual shape and color.
  • Esophageal cancer.
  • Exacerbated symptoms of other conditions, including asthma, chronic cough or pulmonary fibrosis.

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Posted: 06/07/2008 at 07:12 AM
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