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 47
20s 272
30s 615
40s 854
50s 932
60s 421
70+ 96

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

82% Females
18% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 375
20-29 years 507
30-39 years 480
40-49 years 351
50-59 years 144
60-69 years 33
70+ years 3

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2,228
Not Diagnosed 117

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