What is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)?
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a chronic digestive disease that occurs when contents in the stomach flow back into the esophagus. GERD happens when the valve between the stomach and the esophagus, known as the lower esophageal sphincter, does not close properly. Stomach acid and occasionally stomach content, flows back into your food pipe. When this occurs the backwash irritates the lining of your esophagus and causes GERD.
What are the symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease?
Common symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease are heartburn and/or acid regurgitation. Heartburn is a burning sensation felt behind the breast bone that occurs when stomach contents irritate the normal lining of the esophagus. Acid regurgitation is the sensation of stomach fluid coming up through the chest which may reach the mouth. Less common symptoms that may also be associated with gastroesophageal reflux include unexplained chest pain, wheezing, sore throat and cough, among others.
If you would like to see a stomach doctor Jupiter to find out more about Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, please visit Digestive Center of the Palm Beaches. It’s a full-service gastroenterology practice specializing in diseases of the digestive tract and liver, including Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Our GI doctors utilize a wide range of digestive endoscopy techniques.
Our center for gastroenterology is a doctor’s office, as well as an outpatient endoscopic facility, specializing in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, colon cancer screening and gastroenterology. We take pride in providing high-quality healthcare services in a warm and welcoming environment, where guests feel comfortable and secure.
Formed in 2005, Digestive Center of the Palm Beaches has two convenient office locations in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens, as well as hospital privileges at Good Samaritan, St. Mary’s and Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. Our gastroenterology center is fully certified by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
With over 80 years of combined experience, our GI doctors perform thousands of procedures each year. Our patients are in the hands of the most qualified and highly trained GI doctors. Our physicians are the foremost experts in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, digestive wellness and gastrointestinal diseases.
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