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5 Lifestyle Tips for GERD Sufferers

GERD is a constant tormentor for those who have it. After all, no one likes the taste of stomach acid. Luckily, treating it isn't just about meds -- you can take control and make some changes of your own.

You've Been Diagnosed with GERD. What Now?

Have you been diagnosed with GERD? Learn about your next steps for lifestyle changes and treatment.

Food and GERD

Certain foods are commonly associated with reflux events. Learn about food and GERD in this article.

GERD: Common in Children

How do you know if your child has GERD? Learn more about GERD and children in this article.

How is GERD diagnosed?

Learn how GERD is diagnosed in this article.

Long-term Complications of GERD

Looking for facts about GERD? Learn about long-term complications of GERD in this article.

Alginic Acid/Antacid Combinations

Learn about Alginic acid and antacid combinations in this article.

Am I at risk for GERD?

Learn about common risk factors for GERD in this article.

Are GERD medications for me?

Here are some questions to ask your doctor to ensure that you're getting the most from your medications.

Bernstein, or Acid Perfusion, Test

The Bernstein, or acid perfusion, test involves placing a thin, flexible tube called a catheter through your nose to your esophagus. Learn what to expect during the test in this article.

Can changes to my lifestyle help control GERD?

Lifestyle changes can be hard to make at first, but your efforts will pay off when GERD symptoms improve. Learn more about controlling GERD in this article.

What can I do to cope with side effects of GERD medications?

Coping with medication side effects can be difficult. Learn about GERD medication side effects in this article.

Could my other health problems cause GERD?

Learn about other conditions that can cause GERD-like symptoms in this article.

GERD: A Quick Overview

What is the definition of GERD? Learn about GERD in this article.

How can I be sure I have GERD?

Learn about GERD symptoms and how your doctor diagnoses GERD in this article.

How can I get the support I need to control my GERD?

If you suffer from GERD, it can help to know you're not alone. Learn about GERD support in this article.

How can I make it easier to stick with my GERD treatment?

There are a number of reasons why people don't stick to their treatment plans. Learn about GERD treatment plans in this article.

How common is GERD?

GERD affects more than 15 million people in the United States. Learn more facts about GERD in this article.

How does alcohol affect GERD?

GERD episodes can be triggered by consuming certain types of alcohol. Learn more about GERD and alcohol in this article.

How does being overweight affect GERD?

Losing as little as 10 pounds can help alleviate your GERD symptoms. Learn about GERD and weight in this article.

How does smoking affect GERD?

Smokers may be more prone to GERD than non-smokers. Learn about GERD and smoking in this article.

How do GERD medications work?

GERD medications work in a number of different ways. Learn more.

How do I know if my GERD is better?

Learn about the overall goals for treating GERD, and how you know when you're better, in this article.

How do I use GERD medications safely?

When used properly, GERD medications can be very effective and safe. Learn about the safe use of GERD medication in this article.