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.

What is it like to have GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

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

What do patients take to treat GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members
Perceived effectiveness
Overall rating of side effects
# of Evaluations

These charts show data from GERD patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 46
20s 266
30s 608
40s 840
50s 898
60s 401
70+ 93

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

82% Females
18% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 366
20-29 years 497
30-39 years 468
40-49 years 342
50-59 years 142
60-69 years 29
70+ years 3

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2,177
Not Diagnosed 114

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