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May 02, 2009
beth anderson
PAGER Director and original GERD Nerd
Mother of Chris (1988) and Katie (1990)
Author of The Reflux Book
Member of PAGER since 1992
Donor since 1992
Is reflux a big deal? See new NIH doc
NIH just released a new document about the "burden" of GERD. It has all sorts of interesting data about the number of people treated in hospitals and medical offices. http://www2.niddk.nih.gov/NR/rdonlyres/E1D07DDD-712A-4445-8F71-3C08C31698A6/0/BurdenDD_ch14_Jan2009.pdf

There is also a report about Barrett's Esophagus and reports about a bunch of other GI diseases. This link will show you the list of all the chapters in this new book. http://www2.niddk.nih.gov/AboutNIDDK/ReportsAndStrategicPlanning/BurdenOfDisease/DigestiveDiseases/
Check with your
doctor first!