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)

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Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
286
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Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
136
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Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
99
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
93
Tried for
Insomnia (63) Pain (56)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
93
Tried for
Pain (93) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
82
Tried for
Pain (77) Insomnia (4)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac 150)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
75
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
70
Tried for
Depressed mood (58) Pain (18)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
70
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Treatment name(s)

(Prevacid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
68

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)

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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (89 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal bloating Constipation 17 more
How many evaluations
101
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Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (48 evaluations)
Side effects
Stomach pain Diarrhea 16 more
How many evaluations
57
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Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (37 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal pain Acid reflux 2 more
How many evaluations
38
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (51 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Grogginess 27 more
How many evaluations
67
Tried for
Insomnia (63) Pain (56)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (38 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Itching 17 more
How many evaluations
39
Tried for
Pain (93) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (39 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Drowsiness 34 more
How many evaluations
44
Tried for
Pain (77) Insomnia (4)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac 150)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (24 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea
How many evaluations
31
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (37 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Dizziness 29 more
How many evaluations
62
Tried for
Depressed mood (58) Pain (18)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (27 evaluations)
Side effects
Constant hunger Constipation 5 more
How many evaluations
27
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Treatment name(s)

(Prevacid)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (21 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Bloating 6 more
How many evaluations
22

Data from patients with GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 42
20s 308
30s 746
40s 1,140
50s 1,288
60s 692
70+ 182

Sex

Distribution of sex

82% Female
18% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 522
20-29 years 663
30-39 years 627
40-49 years 468
50-59 years 205
60-69 years 46
70+ years 8

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2,955
Not Diagnosed 155

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