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. This may cause symptoms such as a burning sensation in the chest or throat or a bad/acidic taste in the mouth.

How do members experience gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with gastroesophageal reflux disease*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for gastroesophageal reflux disease*

*Data from patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Compare treatments taken by people with gastroesophageal reflux disease*

Treatment
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment

(Protonix)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastroesophageal reflux disease (18 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness hair loss 2 more
Total evaluations
18
Tried for
gastroesophageal reflux disease (37)
Treatment

(Prilosec)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastroesophageal reflux disease (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
gastroesophageal reflux disease (32)
Treatment

(Pepcid)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastroesophageal reflux disease (15 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
gastroesophageal reflux disease (29)
Treatment

(Nexium)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastroesophageal reflux disease (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
gastroesophageal reflux disease (10)
Treatment

(Prevacid)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastroesophageal reflux disease (2 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal bloating dizziness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
gastroesophageal reflux disease (8)

*Data from patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Who has gastroesophageal reflux disease on PatientsLikeMe?

Age

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 27
20s 240
30s 794
40s 1,462
50s 1,985
60s 1,950
70+ 1,038

Distribution of sex

Sex

Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1,428
Female 6,035