Heartburn and GERD CenterEn Español (Spanish Version)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the backward flow of the stomach's contents into the esophagus, or "food pipe." Heartburn is the most common symptom.
This digestive condition affects nearly one-third of the American population.
American College of Gastroenterology
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse