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GERD - Gastroespohageal Reflux Disease

Acid reflux affects some 60,000,000 Americans every month. Acid reflux can lead to esophageal cancer a rare but deadly cancer that kills 83% of those diagnosed with it after five years. A recent study showed that acid reflux has increased in prevalence by 47%over the last 10 years. Partly because of the upward trend in obesity and party because of the Standard American Diet, rich in coffee, soft drinks, smoking, and fatty foods.
In this video Ric Saguil MD, FAAFP reviews the causes and integrative medical treatment for Gastroespohageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Dr Saguil explains the proper use of prescription medications short term in aid in healing the esophageal lining but emphasizes they should be short term and used in conjunction with natural herbal remedies and lifestyle modifications.