Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Overview of GERD
    • Gastroesophageal reflux disease occurs when the muscle at the end of your esophagus does not close properly, which allows the contents of your stomach to leak back into the esophagus. This can cause irritation and discomfort. Symptoms of GERD can include heartburn, dry cough, asthma symptoms, or trouble swallowing. If you are experiencing symptoms or have additional questions, contact your physician or make an appointment at the Student Health Services here.

 

For more information, visit the National Institute of Health website here.