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my essential question what is gerd

Side Question 2: How do you treat GERD

Side Question: What Causes GERD

My Essential Question: What is GERD

Gastro esophageal Reflux Disease(GERD)

Why I chose it: I chose it because I was diagnosed with GERD 4 years ago


By: Devin Montague

what is gerd

GERD is a results of stomach acid moving backward from the stomach to the esophagus. This happens when (LEV).

Over time GERD if not treated or a severe case it can damage the tissue along the esophagus causing inflammation and pain.

effects of causes gerd

There’s no specific cause doctors believe the way the LEV works affects it a lot.

GERD can also cause a Hiatus Hernia.

Effects of causes GERd?
what is a hiatus hernia

Some ways it can occurs is when the LEV opens at a inappropriate time. Also displacement of the LEV can occur this is called Hiatus Hernia.

What is a Hiatus Hernia
natural causes of gerd

What can make a GERD worse is obesity, drinking alcohol, Smoking, and pregnancy.

Alcohol and smoking are a Very big factor in GERD.

Obesity, and Pregnancy also affect GERD.

Natural causes of GERD
dietary causes of gerd

Foods That can Irritate GERD are:

Citrus fruit


Drinks or food with Caffeine

Fatty and Fried Foods

Garlic and onions

Mint flavoring

Spicy Foods

Tomato based foods, like spaghetti sauce, chili, and pizza

Dietary Causes of GERD
how to treat gerd

There are several was to treat GERD or slow down the process of it.

Quitting smoking

Avoiding alcohol

Losing weight if overweight

Eating small meals

Wearing loose fitting clothes

Avoiding carbonated beverages

How To Treat GERD
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Over the counter brands like Rolaids, Maalox, Zantac, Tagamet, Pepcid, and Axid. Can help GERD from happening on a daily basis.

Surgery is not a common thing but it can happen if your case is severer.

how to treat GERD pt.2
work cited

1. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Is one of the top 4 hospital in America founded in Cleveland, Ohio


Founded in 1936 and devoted to improving the health of children.

3. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Founded in 1964 nonprofit organization that represents over 9,000 surgeons

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