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Symptoms of GERD

Posted Sep 22 2008 5:37pm
From an educational course produced by theUniversity of Virginia School of Medicine.

- SYMPTOMS of GERD are COMMON and CONFUSING.
- FREQUENCY of GERD has increased in recent years.
-Conditions associated with GERD: chronic cough, bronchitis, recurrent pneumonia, hiccups, pharyngitis (sore throat), sinusitis, otitis media, globus sensation(lump in the throat feeling)
- GERD is ASSOCIATED with: NONCARDIAC CHEST PAIN 50%
CHRONIC HOARSENESS 78%
ASTHMA 82%
- GERD's NEGATIVE EFFECT on QUALITY of LIFE is GREATER than angina, duodenal ulcer or menopause.
- GERD is the most common cause of NONCARDIAC CHEST PAIN.
- SYMPTOM SEVERITY is NOT a good predictor for esophagitis, NOR does a LACK OF EROSION correlate with a mild symptom complex.
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