Presenter: Salvador Ramos, DO, General & Bariatric Surgery, Florida Hospital Ocala
GERD could be as simple as heartburn after a spicy meal or as a debilitating chest pain that lands you in the Emergency Room. GERD is a nuisance that prevents you from enjoying the beverages and foods you used to love; or it could be the cause of constant irritation of your esophagus which could then lead to esophageal cancer. Most of us are probably somewhere in between these two extremes. Understanding what causes GERD and how we can treat it may increase your quality of life - no more acid reflux; no more taking medications for GERD; no more sleeping on the Lazy boy chair or on stacks of 3-4 pillows; no more avoiding chocolate, coffee, pizza or late night snack. Understanding GERD may even save your life!
Dinner will be served.