Reflux Disease

Is it gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?

Approximately 1 in 7 people suffer from heartburn at least once a week. Do you know this feeling? It’s the burning feeling in the upper abdomen or behind the breastbone. Normally, the stomach is sealed by a sphincter. Heartburn is a sign that this closure is not working properly.

If you have heartburn less than once a week with no further afflictions, it is usually harmless; avoiding the consumption of too much fatty and sugary food/drinks, comfortable clothes, stress reduction and quitting smoking can be helpful.

If you have heartburn more than 1-2 times a week, your quality of life is probably greatly affected. This could mean you have gastro-esophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD. Chronic heartburn, or GERD, often results in lifelong, daily use of medication called proton pump inhibitors (PPI). However, approximately 1 in 3 patients taking PPI still have some symptoms!

GERD: More Than a Lifestyle Disease

From quality of life to anatomy-altering impact



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Important Notice
The EndoStim system is not approved for sale in the US and is limited by US federal law to investigational use only. In the EU and Latin America, EndoStim is not currently commercially available. Information on this website is intended only to provide general information and not as a definitive basis for diagnosis or treatment. Please consult your doctor about your specific condition, contraindications, and possible complications.