The Symptoms and Treatments of GERD

Dr. Jordan Josephson, author and leading ear, nose and throat doctor, explains how to control or avoid getting GERD.

If you suffer from what you think is bad heartburn, it may be something else: Gastro-Esophogeal Reflux Disease, or GERD. Dr. Jordan Josephson, author and leading ear, nose and throat doctor, explains how to control or avoid getting GERD.

Patients with GERD may experience a myriad of problems due to stomach acids making their way into the esophagus and dripping into the lungs along with causing sinus problems. Of the many factors that cause GERD, lifestyle choices and eating tendencies are large contributors to this disease. Dr. Josephson explains the importance of exercise, watching when and what you eat, and the quantity of food that you consume in order to reduce the risk of GERD.