Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a widespread and complex condition. The disease has impacted approximately 20 percent of the U.S. population at some point in their lives and they often manifest a variety of GERD symptoms. This broad impact means that there are many GERD resources available for anyone who is suffering from this condition.
If you want to learn more, check out the GERD resources below. We have collected information on GERD from government agencies, clinical societies, advocacy groups, healthcare providers, and other trusted sources for health information. If you’d like to speak with a doctor about your GERD, you should consult a qualified healthcare provider near you.
Government Websites—US Department of Health and Human Services:
Government agencies are the best source for impartial information about GERD.
- Online Resources on Complementary Health Approaches
- National Digestive Disease Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC)
Medical Professional Clinical Societies:
Clinical societies that work in areas related to gastroesophageal health are a good source for up-to-date information about GERD.
- American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
- American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
- American College of Physicians (ACP)
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
- American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS)
- Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
Non-Profit Patient Advocacy:
Advocacy groups can offer support and advice if you or someone you know is suffering from GERD.
- American Cancer Society (Cancer.org)
- Esophageal Cancer Action Network (ECAN)
- International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, Inc. (IFFGD)
- National Sleep Foundation (NSF)
Well-known US healthcare provider organizations:
Healthcare providers are able to give you up-to-date information about the symptoms of GERD and potential treatment options.
Commercial Healthcare Websites:
Some commercial healthcare websites offer well-researched information on GERD and related conditions.
- DrugWatch.com [PPI specific information]