GERD in Older Adults

GERD in Older Adults

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as chronic reflux disease, is a common and severe medical condition in which acid in the patient’s stomach persistently travels up the esophagus. Over time, acid damages the soft tissue, leading to trouble eating, discomfort, pain, and potentially severe complications. Stomach acid weakens with age, so symptoms are often…