What is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)?
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic digestive disease. GERD occurs when stomach acid, or occasionally stomach content, flows back into your food pipe (esophagus). The backwash (reflux) irritates the lining of your esophagus and causes GERD.
Common signs and symptoms of GERD:
A burning sensation in your chest, usually after eating, which might be worse at night
Regurgitation of food or sour liquid
Sensation of a lump in your throat
Both acid reflux and heartburn are common digestive conditions that many people experience from time to time. When these signs and symptoms occur at least twice each week or interfere with your daily life, or when your doctor can see damage to your esophagus, you may be diagnosed with GERD.
Most people can manage the discomfort of GERD with lifestyle changes and over-the-counter medications. However, some people with GERD may need stronger medications, or even surgery, to reduce symptoms.
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Do you suffer from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease? Then you may be eligible to participate in this GERD clinical trial in San Diego. How to qualify for this GERD clinical trial? Each clinical study has its own set of criteria. If you satisfy these criteria, you might qualify for this study. Here is a partial list of the criteria:
At least 18 years of age
Currently experiencing heartburn or regurgitation related to your diagnosis of GERD (additional criteria may apply)
Currently taking medication for GERD but has not helped your symptoms
Able and willing to make daily reports on your symptoms throughout the study
Able and willing to participate in the clinical research study for approximately 18 weeks