Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

GERD also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease is a chronic digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), causing stomach acid and bile to flow back up into the esophagus. This can cause unpleasant symptoms such as heartburn, chest pain, difficulty swallowing, and a sour taste in the mouth. Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for GERD, as well as lifestyle changes that can help manage and prevent the disease.