People suffering with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) are invited to view a brief presentation, Complications of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, on Tuesday evening, Oct. 12. Go to https://www.facebook.com/crosbycares/ at 6 p.m. to view the presentation by Dr. Andrew Loveitt of Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Minnesota Reflux and Heartburn Center.
GERD is caused by a weak valve that allows acid, bile, and stomach contents to flow back from the stomach into the esophagus, creating heartburn and often causing damage to the lining of the esophagus. In addition to heartburn, GERD sufferers experience regurgitation, hoarseness, persistent cough, asthma, bad breath, sleep disturbance, and tooth erosion.
To learn more about state-of-the-art minimally invasive treatments for GERD now available in the area, visit www.cuyunamed.org/patient-care/heartburn-reflux