Learn the Basics

If you’ve been diagnosed with GERD or suspect that you may have it, you’ll want to know exactly what that means.  Get to know the physiology of acid reflux—what’s happening in your body—and its causes. What are the long-term effects of the condition and is the damage reversible? Most importantly, what can you do to prevent annoying symptoms like heartburn and sore throat? The better you understand GERD, the more you can do to avoid episodes and ease symptoms—and the more comfortably you can live your life.

Top Resources for GERD

Types of Acid Reflux

Acid reflux causes a burning sensation that radiates up from the stomach to the throat. Learn about the different types of acid reflux here.

GERD Risk Factors

There are a number of factors that contribute to a higher risk for acid reflux. Determine if you are at risk.

Acid Reflux in Children and Teens

Adults aren't the only ones prone to acid reflux--kids and teens can have it too. Discover the safest treatment options for kids.

Acid Reflux During Pregnancy

Learn about home remedies and safe medications to help relieve acid reflux while you're pregnant.

Is Acid Reflux Genetic?

Acid reflux can run in families, but that doesn't mean it's out of your control. Learn about the link here.

Acid Reflux and Asthma

GERD and asthma often go hand-in-hand. Determine if you might be suffering from GERD-induced asthma and what to do about it.

Barrett's Esophagus and GERD

Learn about the link between Barrett's esophagus and GERD, including causes and treatments.

Can Acid Reflux Cause Gas?

Can acid reflux cause gas? Learn how gas affects acid reflux and which foods to avoid.

Acid Reflux and Your Throat

Frequent episodes of acid reflux can damage your throat. Learn about potential complications of untreated GERD.

Can Stress Cause Acid Reflux?

Some studies indicate a connection between stress and acid reflux. Though you can't totally avoid stress, you can reduce your triggers and manage your response.

Esophageal Cancer and Acid Reflux

GERD is a primary risk factor for esophageal cancer. Learn about symptoms, prevention, and treatment options.

Heartburn vs. GERD

Knowing the difference between simple heartburn and the more serious condition, acid reflux, can help you get the treatment you need.

How to Prevent Acid Reflux and Heartburn

Learn which lifestyle changes, medications, and surgeries can help prevent or reduce heartburn.

GERD: Is the Damage Reversible?

While GERD can be a painful annoyance, it doesn’t affect longevity, and those who can resolve their symptoms will resume a normal, healthy and life.

GERD Statistics and Facts

Get the stats on GERD, including prevalence, rates of occurance, costs, and risk factors.

Is There a Thyroid and Acid Reflux Connection?

Learn about the connection between an under-active thryoid and GERD.

IBS and Acid Reflux

IBS often co-exists with GERD. Learn about triggers and foods to avoid, and how to find relief for both conditions.


Although they're similar, GER and GERD are not the same condition. Find out what distinguishes one from the other.

Acid Reflux Causes

Determining the causes of acid reflux can help you better understand and manage your symptoms.