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

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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
304
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Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
119
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Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
109
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
100
Tried for
Pain (100)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
92
Tried for
Insomnia (66) Pain (54)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
81
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Treatment name(s)

(Prevacid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
80
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac 150)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
80
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
72
Tried for
Depressed mood (58) Pain (18)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
71
Tried for
Pain (67) 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)

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

(Prilosec)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (72 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal bloating Constipation 12 more
How many evaluations
84
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Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (28 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Dizziness and feeling faint 4 more
How many evaluations
35
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Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (31 evaluations)
Side effects
Acid reflux Joint pain 1 more
How many evaluations
35
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (35 evaluations)
Side effects
Serotonin syndrome Dizziness 21 more
How many evaluations
37
Tried for
Pain (100)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (44 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Dry mouth 24 more
How many evaluations
56
Tried for
Insomnia (66) Pain (54)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (31 evaluations)
Side effects
Acid reflux Constipation 3 more
How many evaluations
31
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Treatment name(s)

(Prevacid)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (17 evaluations)
Side effects
Bloating Constipation 3 more
How many evaluations
19
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac 150)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (21 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
21
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (27 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches Nausea 29 more
How many evaluations
48
Tried for
Depressed mood (58) Pain (18)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (29 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Dizziness 25 more
How many evaluations
31
Tried for
Pain (67) 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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  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 46
20s 281
30s 633
40s 964
50s 1,059
60s 517
70+ 125

Sex

Distribution of sex

82% Female
18% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 426
20-29 years 551
30-39 years 526
40-49 years 385
50-59 years 169
60-69 years 39
70+ years 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2,476
Not Diagnosed 134

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