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
280
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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
98
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
92
Tried for
Pain (92) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
91
Tried for
Insomnia (62) Pain (54)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
83
Tried for
Pain (78) Insomnia (4)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac 150)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
78
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
71
Tried for
Depressed mood (59) Pain (18)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Prevacid)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
67
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
67

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 Anemia 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
58
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Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (41 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal bloating Abdominal pain 14 more
How many evaluations
42
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (39 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Itching 17 more
How many evaluations
40
Tried for
Pain (92) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (53 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Grogginess 26 more
How many evaluations
70
Tried for
Insomnia (62) Pain (54)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (41 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Drowsiness 35 more
How many evaluations
46
Tried for
Pain (78) Insomnia (4)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac 150)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (25 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea
How many evaluations
34
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (39 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Dizziness 29 more
How many evaluations
64
Tried for
Depressed mood (59) Pain (18)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Prevacid)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (21 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Hoarseness 4 more
How many evaluations
22
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Treatment name(s)

(Zantac)
Perceived effectiveness
for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) (27 evaluations)
Side effects
Constant hunger Constipation 4 more
How many evaluations
27

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

Who has GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 41
20s 309
30s 735
40s 1,160
50s 1,300
60s 725
70+ 190

Sex

Distribution of sex

82% Female
18% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 525
20-29 years 666
30-39 years 633
40-49 years 472
50-59 years 205
60-69 years 48
70+ years 8

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2,974
Not Diagnosed 156

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