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GERD Awareness Week!

November 5th, 2018

Thanksgiving is no holiday when it comes to chronic heartburn.

Turkey. Gravy. Stuffing. Antacids? If that last item is always on your menu, come and see us. It could be GERD.

 

What is GERD?

GERD otherwise known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a very common disorder where the stomach contents flow back up the esophagus (food tube). This causes short term-pain and discomfort, and possible long-term damage to the esophagus. GERD is a chronic disorder in which long-term medical therapies have been found effective.  To learn more about GERD, please read the article, “Common Questions About GERD

 

Chronic heartburn can lead to something much more serious
Without treatment, chronic GERD can lead to Barrett’s esophagus1 — a leading risk factor for esophageal cancer.2-4 If you suffer from chronic heartburn or other symptoms such as chest pain, regurgitation, or difficulty swallowing, contact us and take control of your health today.

References
1.Dymedex Market Development Consulting, Strategic Market Assessment, October 30, 2014.  Barrx References 71-75, 79, and 88 from the full citation list, access at http://www.medtronic.com/giclaims
2. De Jonge PJ et al. Risk of malignant progression in patients with Barrett’s oesophagus: a Dutch nationwide cohort study. Gut 2010;59:1030-1036.
3. 
Pohl H, Welch G et al. The role of over diagnosis and reclassification in the marked increase of esophageal adenocarcinoma incidence. J Natl Cancer Inst 2005;97:142-6
4. Hvid-Jensen F et al. Incidence of adenocarcinoma among patients with Barrett’s esophagus. N Engl J Med 2011;365:1375-

Chronic heartburn needs to be taken seriously
Popping antacids like candy? It may be GERD, a digestive disorder that can damage your esophageal lining. Uncontrolled GERD can put you at risk of more serious diseases, like precancerous Barrett’s esophagus.1-3 We can help. Schedule an appointment with us today.

References
1. De Jonge PJ et al. Risk of malignant progression in patients with Barrett’s oesophagus: a Dutch nationwide cohort study. Gut 2010;59:1030-1036.
2. Pohl H, Welch G et al. The role of over diagnosis and reclassification in the marked increase of esophageal adenocarcinoma incidence. J Natl Cancer Inst 2005;97:142-6
3. Hvid-Jensen F et al. Incidence of adenocarcinoma among patients with Barrett’s esophagus. N Engl J Med 2011;365:1375-83

GERD National Awareness Week Is Coming!!

GERD awareness week is November 18-24, 2018. If you think you are suffering with GERD, come visit one of our providers at Delta Gastroenterology who will address your needs so that you can enjoy your Thanksgiving GERD-free!

You can also read more about GERD here.

 

 

Call our office at 662-280-8222 or email info@deltagastro.net if you have questions.

 

Ulric Duncan MD, Diplomate of Obesity Medicine

Delta Gastroenterology

9140 Highway 51 North

Southaven MS 38671

662-280-8222

www.deltagastro.net

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Written by Zeenat Mirza