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What Is GERD?

Most people get heartburn once in a while, but if you have heartburn two or more times per week, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a term used to describe chronic heartburn. Heartburn is caused by stomach acid that backs up into the esophagus (the narrow tube that connects …

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Types of Surgery Used to Treat GERD

It's never anyone's first choice to have surgery to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and indeed, most doctors say you shouldn't even think about GERD surgery unless you have prolonged, persistent heartburn that doesn't respond to medication. (And you've already tried all the recommended lifestyle changes, including losing weight, changing …

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