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Authors

  1. Ray, Sherry W. RN, MSN
  2. Secrest, Janet RN, PhD
  3. Ch'ien, Anne P.Y. RN, CS-FNP, MSN
  4. Corey, Rebekah S. RN, CS-FNP, MSN

Abstract

A common condition, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) involves the reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus. GERD may contribute to asthma, noncardiac chest pain, and other problems. This article presents trends in GERD management, including pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment. The authors also explore lifestyle modifications, pharmacologic therapy, and gastroenterology referral.