Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when the amount of gastric juice that refluxes into the esophagus exceeds the normal limit, causing symptoms with or without associated esophageal mucosal injury. The increasing worldwide prevalence of GERD has been linked to both aging populations and the obesity epidemic.
Although most patients do well with medications, identifying those patients who may develop the most serious complications is important. Are you familiar with key clinical aspects related to disease presentation, as well as best practices for diagnosis and management? Test your knowledge of this increasingly common condition with this short quiz.
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Cite this: B.S. Anand. Fast Five Quiz: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - Medscape - Jul 29, 2021.