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GERD – Condition Overview

November 30, 2020
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Today, I'd like to talk to you briefly about a fairly common problem. It's referred to as GERD. Gastroesophageal reflux disease. Now you may wonder, well, what is GERD exactly? Or many of us have experienced heartburn, a burning warm sensation in the chest. Oftentimes it's precipitated by certain foods, fatty foods, greasy foods in particular. Sometimes if you consume an alcoholic beverage, that might do it. Or perhaps you happen to bend over to tie your shoes or to pick up an object, and this may recreate the sensation of a burning in the middle of your chest. And that's commonly referred as gastroesophageal reflux disease.

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