GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)

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What is GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or acid reflux disease is a condition in which the liquid content of the stomach regurgitates and refluxes into the esophagus.

Common symptoms reported by people with GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
320
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Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
129
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Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
117
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
100
Tried for
Pain (100)
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Treatment name(s)

(Prevacid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
96
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
95
Tried for
Insomnia (70) Pain (54)
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac 150)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
86
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
86
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
81
Tried for
Pain (81)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
74
Tried for
Depressed mood (60) Pain (18)
2 more

Data from patients with GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (74 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal bloating Constipation 13 more
How many evaluations
86
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Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (34 evaluations)
Side effects
Acid reflux Joint pain 1 more
How many evaluations
37
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Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (25 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness and feeling faint Headaches 2 more
How many evaluations
31
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (38 evaluations)
Side effects
Serotonin syndrome Dizziness 22 more
How many evaluations
41
Tried for
Pain (100)
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Treatment name(s)

(Prevacid)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (20 evaluations)
Side effects
Bloating Constipation 4 more
How many evaluations
22
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (46 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Dry mouth 22 more
How many evaluations
57
Tried for
Insomnia (70) Pain (54)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac 150)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (22 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
22
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (31 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Gas pain 2 more
How many evaluations
31
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (36 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 10 more
How many evaluations
36
Tried for
Pain (81)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (27 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Headaches 28 more
How many evaluations
49
Tried for
Depressed mood (60) Pain (18)
2 more

Data from patients with GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Slight
  • None
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  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 52
20s 280
30s 628
40s 937
50s 1,028
60s 481
70+ 111

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

82% Females
18% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 412
20-29 years 537
30-39 years 513
40-49 years 373
50-59 years 161
60-69 years 38
70+ years 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2,401
Not Diagnosed 129

These charts show data from GERD patients who have completed their condition history
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