Man in pain due to GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) where acid from stomach enters the esophagus. Also depicted is a portion of the stomach herniated through the diaphragm (hiatal hernia). Proton pump inhibitors are a common and effective treatment. Background shows a GERD questionnaire to help physician evaluate patient.
Keywords: Editorial, Education, Anatomy, Disease Management, Gastroenterology, Pharmacology
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