What is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD?

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, occurs when stomach acid, and sometimes stomach content flows backwards and irritates the lining of the esophagus. Some symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease are heartburn, an acidic or sour taste in the mouth (acid reflux), a dry cough and difficulty swallowing. GERD can cause serious conditions like esophagitis and Barrett’s Esophagus.

Blair Gastroenterology Associates Specializes in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD

Tests that may be used to diagnosis Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD:

Your results will affect what course of treatment you and your physician will decide to take. This could include your physician prescribing you acid reducing medication and changing your diet. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above call Blair Gastroenterology Associates today at 814-946-5469 to schedule an appointment for a complete evaluation.