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Gastrointestinal System :
GERD

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a condition when digestive juices and food go back up the esophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach) from the stomach. When this happens often (more than twice a week), and it can damage the lining of the esophagus and cause more serious problems.

Talk to others with this condition and experts who can help by joining our online support group for GERD.

 

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