oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease : a brief review : review

Volume 82, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), sometimes also abbreviated as GERD, is a disorder that occurs frequently in the general population, in which GORD has a broad range of symptoms and differing degrees of symptom severity. It can result in tremendous costs to both the patient and the healthcare system. In addition, it severely impacts on the patient's quality of life. This review examines the causes of GORD, its symptoms, risk factors and treatment.

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