Are researchers investigating GERD and heartburn?

Yes, this is an active area of research. For scientific news on digestive diseases such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), see the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy’s website at

Doctors and scientists are conducting a wide variety of research related to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and heartburn. They are trying to better understand why some people get GERD and heartburn and others do not. They are also looking at the connections between GERD and heartburn and other illnesses, such as asthma and laryngitis. Research is also being done to improve the treatment options for GERD and heartburn. For example, researchers are conducting a clinical trial to study the effect of a low-carbohydrate diet on GERD. They are also looking into the effectiveness of certain medications and various types of surgery.

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GERD -- gastroesophageal reflux disease -- can cause heartburn, however, it isn’t the same. GERD is a chronic problem that is experienced at least twice a week. Learn more from our experts about GERD.

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