GERD Awareness Week is November 22 – 28, 2015 and takes place each year during the week of Thanksgiving. GERD is a common disorder that occurs when the contents of the stomach repeatedly flow back into the esophagus, causing symptoms. These typically include chronic or persistent heartburn or regurgitation. Difficulty swallowing, a sore throat, or hoarseness in the morning are just a few other signs of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Individuals should not ignore these symptoms and they should visit their doctor.
According to the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD): If you suspect that you have GERD, schedule an appointment with a healthcare professional. GERD can usually be identified based on the symptoms. Tests may sometimes be done to confirm a diagnosis. Providing a doctor with details about your symptoms can help him or her reach an accurate diagnosis.
Before your appointment, be prepared to share these things with your doctor:
GERD Awareness Week is November 22 – 28, 2015 and takes place each year during the week of Thanksgiving. Learn more about GERD on theGIConnection.