How common is Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease??Created by:
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is due to reflux of acidic gastric contents going into the oesophageal, causing the symptoms and injury to the oesophagus mucosa. Heartburn is usually decribed of having midline retrosternal buring sensation, can possibly radiate to up the throat, and sometime to intrascapular region. Mild symtopms usually relieved in a short time of ingetsion of antacids or milk. The other symptoms of Gastroesophageal reflux disease can be regurgitation, dysphagia, water brash. Treatment option for GERD can be using medication like proton pump inhibitor, H2 blocker, antacid, and lifestyle intervention. How common is GERD?? I believe this is 1 of the most common medical condition that we encounter, with the highest incidence of heartburn at 48% to 79% in pregnant women. Any comment or insight in this common medical scenario that we encounter ??