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?

  • 3,303patients have this condition
  • 21new patients joined this month
  • 366say GERD is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 44
20s 270
30s 599
40s 831
50s 894
60s 397
70+ 88

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

82% Females
18% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 363
20-29 years 493
30-39 years 462
40-49 years 340
50-59 years 140
60-69 years 29
70+ years 3

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2,158
Not Diagnosed 113

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