Ten Tips To Avoid Holiday Heartburn

It is not by chance GERD Awareness Week (Nov. 24-30) occurs around Thanksgiving. A common symptom for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is heartburn, which can be triggered by overeating. Approximately 60 percent of adults experience some type of GERD every year, and 20 percent of the nation is affected weekly. Left untreated, GERD can develop into more serious conditions such as, Barrett’s esophagus and increase your risk for complications. When symptoms occur frequently, 2 or more times per week, it’s time to see a doctor. Learn more through our holiday campaign “Eat This, Not That. Do This, Not That.”