Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) FAQs Topic Guide
GERD FAQs (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease): Acid reflux (GERD) is caused by lifestyle factors (alcohol, obesity), medication, diet, medical conditions, and eating habits. Symptoms of acid reflux (GERD) include bad breath, hoarseness, chronic cough, bitter taste in the mouth, wheezing, and a feeling of tightness in the throat. Treatment of acid reflux include lifestyle modifications and medication.
Endoscopy With the procedure known as gastrointestinal endoscopy, a doctor is able to see the inside lining of your digestive tract. This examination is performed using an endoscope-a flexible fiberoptic tube, usually with the patient under sedation.
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