Gastroesophageal Reflux (Reflux Disease)- Health Risks

Heartburn

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic digestive disease that occurs when stomach acid or bile liquid contents return into the esophagus. Acid reflux irritates the lining of the esophagus, resulting in gastroesophageal symptoms. Both acid reflux and heartburn are digestive symptoms that most people experience. However, when they occur at least two times each week, or interferes with a person’s daily activities, a diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease is most probable.