Treating Low-Income Patients for GERD
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease is a chronic disease often characterized by painful symptoms that can undermine an individual's quality of life (1).
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Over 18 million GERD diagnoses are made each year for this digestive disease that is associated with high direct costs to patients. While symptoms may include both chronic sore throat and heartburn, patients may also experience inflamed gums and erosion of tooth enamel.
Below please find GERD-related resources available for download for use at your clinic or health center:
Publications by the National Association of Diabetes and Kidney and Digestive Diseases:
- GER and GERD in Adults, September 2013
- GER and GERD in Adults, Spanish Version, April 2014
- GER and GERD in Children and Adolescents, September 2013
(1) International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders