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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Overview of Acid Reflux and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Frequent heartburn is often caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). In people with GERD, the contents of the stomach back up into the esophagus.

Read more information about Acid Reflux symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment.

Acid Reflux and GERD Treatment

In many cases, GERD can be relieved through diet and lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking, avoiding overeating, losing weight and decreasing alcohol intake. GERD is also treated with medication or sometimes surgery, depending on its severity. We'll help decide which — from diet modification and medication therapy to surgery ​​— is best for you.

Treatment plans for patients will be determined by their care team based on age, medical history, type of GERD and personal preferences. Options may include:

Specialized Centers for GERD and Acid Reflux

At the Heartburn and Acid Reflux Center​ at Scott & White Clinic - Round Rock 302 University, we've developed a comprehensive approach for the diagnosis and treatment of acid reflux, combining highly skilled physicians and the latest technology to provide effective solutions.​

GERD Risk Assessment

If you regularly feel a painful, burning sensation in your chest 30 minutes to 2 hours after you eat, you may have GERD. Find out if you are at risk.

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