GERD is a chronic condition where acid from the stomach regularly comes up into the esophagus.

How to tell the difference between occasional heartburn and GERD:

Generally, if your symptoms are severe, frequent or getting worse, you need to see a medical professional. Below are indications that you should schedule an appointment:

  • Regular use of antiacids (2+ times/week)
  • Heartburn interferes with daily activities
  • Symptoms usually occur after meals
  • Symptoms interfere with sleep
  • Medicines only relieve symptoms for a short period of time

How is GERD treated?

GERD is typically treated with lifestyle changes and medications.