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

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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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 48
20s 269
30s 612
40s 847
50s 919
60s 407
70+ 94

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

82% Females
18% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 371
20-29 years 501
30-39 years 477
40-49 years 346
50-59 years 142
60-69 years 30
70+ years 3

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2,206
Not Diagnosed 115

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