Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic condition that affects nearly 20 percent of American adults. People with GERD spend billions on over-the-counter and prescription medications to combat painful heartburn.
While most people experience occasional heartburn, also known as gastroesophageal reflux, GERD is a chronic condition with symptoms that can occur daily. It can cause serious complications over time if it’s left untreated. But can treating it reverse or at least reduce the damage caused by GERD?