GERD, which is the acronym for Gastroesophageal reflux disease—also commonly known as heart burn—is a common condition that results from dietary and digestive issues. Improper function of the lower esophageal sphincter can allow food, liquids and digestive acid to rise back into the esophagus. GERD can make mealtimes and sleep very unpleasant. It can also cause a great deal of discomfort that includes burning, gas, bloating, nausea, sore throat, and difficult swallowing.
In most cases, GERD can be treated with essential nutritional changes that we can help you with. By determining which substances trigger heartburn, we can help you modify and manage your diet in a way that will eliminate the digestive malfunction that prompts GERD.