Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD is a digestive disorder that occurs when stomach acid flows back into the esophagus (tube connecting your mouth and stomach). This backward flow (acid reflux) can irritate and damage the lining of your esophagus.
People experience acid reflux from time to time. However, GERD is mild acid reflux that occurs twice a week, or moderate to severe acid reflux that happens very often. Most people can manage the discomfort of GERD through lifestyle changes and home treatment. But some may need medications or surgery to ease symptoms.
The best gastroenterologists at the Gut care clinic share the symptoms, causes, and treatment of acid reflux disease.