Local expert discusses symptoms and treatments during GERD Awareness Week

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG) - The 19th Annual GERD Awareness Week kicked off Monday. A local doctor joined us in our studio with the details.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a very common disorder. It is is characterized by symptoms, with or without tissue damage, that result from stomach acid coming into contact with your esophagus. GERD is often accompanied by symptoms such as heartburn and regurgitation of acid.

For information on how to get connected to resources and care locally, watch Jessica's full interview.

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