2023 GERD Awareness Week: Shedding Light on Life with GERD

IFFGD raises awareness about GERD and its impacts on an individual’s quality of life MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., Oct. 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) affects millions worldwide, challenging their daily lives with persistent symptoms and discomfort. A population-based survey showed that 2 of 5 Americans reported having experienced GERD symptoms in the past, and 1 of […]


My dad had Gerd pretty bad as I remember. I remember growing up and seeing him gulp down Maalox. We always had a bottle on the frig. When I got to be around my mid-fifties, I started feeling heartburn. I woke up and had pain in my chest. It was lower, at my xyphoid area. […]


I developed GERD and IBS about 2.5 years ago. I went through a lot of stressful life events and ever since then I’ve been suffering from neverending stomach pain/ cramping and horrible acid creeping up my throat, especially when I’m trying to sleep at night. It feels ike acid is burning a hole in my […]


male 60+ have had throat burning reflux episodes. am fit and active, non smoker. had an endoscopy within the year which found no issues. was on PepcidAC alone for years, then began on Nexium for 2 yrs ago + PepcidAC 1 tab each night. I was no longer having any throat burning episodes but after […]


Three years ago kept waking up at 2am with heart racing and sky high blood pressure. Felt nauseous and chest and arm pain. This went on and off until had three attacks in one week. Each Ecg came back fine. It wasn’t until fourth attack in a week that I examined by a Gastro consultant […]


Names Deon. Like most stated, acid reflux. burping., bloating, tried every PPI and some helped others did nothing. Recently felt shortness off breathe like trying to catch my breathe n with pains between my shoulder blades n tummy. It feels miserable. The Anxiety is there. I have done so many scopes and I really need […]


I have been diagnosed with GERD last year, month of October. I did 3 bad things at the same time. I eat oranges, nuggets and then drank my antibiotic then I sleep immediately just to wake up after an hour with a burning sensation in my throat and in my right chest. I hated myself […]


I was diagnosed with Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR), a type of reflux disease (GERD) in which stomach acid and dietary acid (i.e. acid in the food we ingest) affects the esophagus and the larynx (the “voice box”). In my case, LPR’s symptoms overlapped with those of common cold/sore throat so it took me time to realize […]


I am 28 years old and I have been living with IBS for over 10 years. It has not been easy and finding a good diet is the one main thing I struggle with because I love food. Over the past year everything seemed great until a month ago, I recently started to feel sick […]


Hello guys, my name is Bianca and i’m 19 years old atm, i am struggling with this problem since i was 14 so for about 5 years. I was NEVER diagnosed and no one never wanted to look into me or recommend taking an endoscopy because they all said it’s not that bad, but I […]


I began to to excess acid in m stomach about twelve years ago with just occasional acid reflux. The symptoms went away while I continues to take antacid tablets. Just over a year ago my acid trouble got worse with stomach pains. It took me a year to finally work out how to change my […]


I am not one to typically do this but this has been a major trial for me and I was able to overcome it so if this helps someone it’s worth it 13 years ago I was diagnosed with GERD and took Prilosec and omeprazole switching between the two and one year ago I was […]

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