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Symptoms of GERD are heartburn and regurgitation. To treat symptoms, try changing your diet and avoid eating in the evening. Medications and surgery can help, but increase the risk of side effects or serious complications.
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GERD, heart burn, medications, proton pump inhibitors, PPI, antacids, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, anti-reflux surgery, acid reflux
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Rated on: 8/28/2017 3:32:59 PM
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