Gastrointestinal System - Gastroesophageal/Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD/GORD)

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Description and Key Nutrition Issues


There is a lack of consensus among different organizations and countries regarding the definition of gastroesophageal/gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD/GORD). Consensus among international gastroenterological and medical groups describes GERD as a collection of symptoms of heartburn and regurgitation affecting the esophagus, larynx, mouth or lung (1). An international consensus conference resulted in the Montreal Definition of GERD which is “a condition which develops
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Last Updated: 2017-03-20