Gastroesophageal reflux disease

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What is 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 gastroesophageal reflux disease

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with gastroesophageal reflux disease

You’ve tried
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
279
Tried for
gastroesophageal reflux disease (272) Acid reflux (52)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
143
Tried for
gastroesophageal reflux disease (131) Acid reflux (24)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
112
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
86
Tried for
Pain (86) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
85
Tried for
Pain (79) Depressed mood (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac 150)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
85
Tried for
gastroesophageal reflux disease (78) Acid reflux (19)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
84
Tried for
Insomnia (56) Pain (48)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
72
Tried for
gastroesophageal reflux disease (70) Acid reflux (13)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
65
Tried for
Anxious mood (63) Insomnia (6)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
61
Tried for
Depressed mood (51) Pain (17)

Data from patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with gastroesophageal reflux disease

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastroesophageal reflux disease (104 evaluations)
Side effects
Anemia Balance problems 21 more
Total evaluations
118
Tried for
gastroesophageal reflux disease (272) Acid reflux (52)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastroesophageal reflux disease (50 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Pain 16 more
Total evaluations
62
Tried for
gastroesophageal reflux disease (131) Acid reflux (24)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastroesophageal reflux disease (54 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal bloating Abdominal pain 21 more
Total evaluations
56
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (33 evaluations)
Side effects
Itching Nausea 15 more
Total evaluations
34
Tried for
Pain (86) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (38 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Brain fog 26 more
Total evaluations
44
Tried for
Pain (79) Depressed mood (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac 150)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastroesophageal reflux disease (32 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Sore throat
Total evaluations
48
Tried for
gastroesophageal reflux disease (78) Acid reflux (19)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (56 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Weight gain 19 more
Total evaluations
77
Tried for
Insomnia (56) Pain (48)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastroesophageal reflux disease (34 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Abdominal bloating 7 more
Total evaluations
37
Tried for
gastroesophageal reflux disease (70) Acid reflux (13)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (60 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Sedation 16 more
Total evaluations
72
Tried for
Anxious mood (63) Insomnia (6)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (43 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Weight gain 24 more
Total evaluations
65
Tried for
Depressed mood (51) Pain (17)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has gastroesophageal reflux disease on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 37
20s 312
30s 776
40s 1,315
50s 1,479
60s 854
70+ 251
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 551
20-29 years 712
30-39 years 689
40-49 years 517
50-59 years 226
60-69 years 57
70+ years 8

Sex

Distribution of sex

82% Female
18% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3,178
Not Diagnosed 163

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