Everyone today sees advertisements on Television and Radio for the treatment of Gerd. I find it interesting that one commercial will advertise foods or a restaurant that’s menu propagates GERD while the next commercial provides a medication to treat the symptoms of GERD.
GERD leads to the backward flow of the gastric contents from the stomach or esophagus into the esophagus or into the throat region. The contents could be undigested food particulate matter to liquid acid.
Symptoms can include: heartburn which sometimes can mimic a myocardial infarct (heart attack) TO regurgitation, silent or microscopic aspiration leading to the person coughing. This refluxing can lead to a set up for aspiration pneumonia.