Gastroesophageal reflux disease: clinical manifestations.


Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is generally a lifelong illness that affects many people, but its significance is often underestimated. Chronic abnormal gastric reflux results in erosive esophagitis in up to 60% of patients with GERD. Esophageal stricture, Barrett's esophagus, and esophageal adenocarcinoma are the most serious complications of GERD… (More)