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Gastroesophageal reflux disease

Gastroesophageal reflux disease Classification and external resources ICD-10 K21 ICD-9 530.81 OMIM 109350 DiseasesDB 23596 MedlinePlus 000265 eMedicine med/857 ped/1177 radio/300 MeSH D005764 Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), gastric reflux disease, acid reflux disease, or reflux (in babies and young children) is a chronic symptom of mucosal damage caused by stomach acid coming up from the stomach into the esophagus.GERD is usually caused by changes in the barrier between the stomach and the esophagus, including abnormal relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter, which normally holds the top of the stomach closed, impaired expulsion of gastric reflux from the esophagus, or a hiatal hernia. These changes may be permanent or temporary.Treatment is typically via lifestyle changes and medications such as proton pump inhibitors, H2 receptor blockers or antacids with or without alginic acid. Surgery may be an option in those who do not improve. In the Western world between 10 and 20% of the population is affected. ^ DeVault KR, Castell DO (1999). "Updated guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. The Practice Parameters Committee of the American College of Gastroenterology". Am J Gastroenterol 94 (6): 1434–42. doi:10.1111/j.1572-0241.1999.1123_a.x. PMID 10364004.  ^ Cite error: The named reference Her2011 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
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