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

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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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)

(Acimax, Altosec, Buscasan) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
321
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Treatment name(s)

(Neopral, Nexium, Nexium IV) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
130
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Treatment name(s)

(Controloc, Novo-Pantoprazole, Pantex) 12 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
106
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Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
101
Tried for
Pain (101)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ilsatec, Prevacid, Prevacid SoluTab) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
98
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Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
95
Tried for
Insomnia (70) Pain (54)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Busco Ranitidine, Buscopan Antiacido, Ranihexal) 5 more
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
86
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac, Zantac 300)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
83
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Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
79
Tried for
Pain (79)
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Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
73
Tried for
Pain (69) Anxious mood (3)
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)

(Acimax, Altosec, Buscasan) 10 more
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (71 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal bloating Constipation 13 more
How many evaluations
83
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Treatment name(s)

(Neopral, Nexium, Nexium IV) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (34 evaluations)
Side effects
Acid reflux Gas 2 more
How many evaluations
38
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Treatment name(s)

(Controloc, Novo-Pantoprazole, Pantex) 12 more
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (22 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness and feeling faint Headaches 2 more
How many evaluations
28
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Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (39 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Dizziness 22 more
How many evaluations
42
Tried for
Pain (101)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ilsatec, Prevacid, Prevacid SoluTab) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (23 evaluations)
Side effects
Bloating Constipation 4 more
How many evaluations
25
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Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (43 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Grogginess 22 more
How many evaluations
55
Tried for
Insomnia (70) Pain (54)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Busco Ranitidine, Buscopan Antiacido, Ranihexal) 5 more
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (23 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
23
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac, Zantac 300)
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)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (37 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 10 more
How many evaluations
37
Tried for
Pain (79)
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Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (36 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Dizziness 24 more
How many evaluations
38
Tried for
Pain (69) Anxious mood (3)
2 more

Data from patients with GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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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 52
20s 273
30s 627
40s 919
50s 1,003
60s 469
70+ 108

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

82% Females
18% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 404
20-29 years 532
30-39 years 505
40-49 years 367
50-59 years 158
60-69 years 38
70+ years 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2,364
Not Diagnosed 125

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