Were you looking for more information about GERD? Gurd is a common misspelling of GERD.
GERD, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a condition that usually occurs when there is a problem with the sphincter between the esophagus and the stomach. It may cause heartburn, acid indigestion, chest pain, and difficulty or painful swallowing. If left untreated, GERD can ultimately lead to esophageal bleeding, esophageal ulcers, or esophageal cancer. Treatment options may include diet and lifestyle changes, medication, and surgery.
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