Class Reunion - Class of 1969 - Liberty, Mississippi
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD for short) causes daily persistent heartburn, also called acid reflux, in nearly 1 in 5 American adults. This chronic condition, caused by inflammation and dysfunctions of the stomach, leads to tissue damage that erodes the esophagus. Why might someone develop GERD or acid reflux? A large body of research shows that root causes of GERD and risk factors include: obesity, untreated food allergies, leaky gut syndrome, smoking, high stress levels and poor circulation.