For many people, heartburn is only an occasional problem, causing momentary discomfort after a meal. [Read more]
For those with GERD these symptoms are frequent and severe, but even if you are accustomed to heartburn you may not realize that other ailments you are experiencing could be related to your acid reflux. Acid reflux and heartburn can cause a wide array of uncomfortable symptoms that might not seem like they are related to GERD at first. [Read more]
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), is more common than one might think. GERD occurs when bile and stomach acids begin to back up into the esophagus. This happens because the lower esophageal sphincter muscle that regulates the flow of contents into the stomach becomes too weak to keep the stomach contents in place.