More than 60 million adults in the U.S. experience heartburn, the most common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
GERD is a digestive condition that causes indigestion and acid reflux. If you feel a burning sensation below your ribs or a sour taste at the back of your mouth after you eat, GERD may be to blame.
AAMC is participating in a clinical reflux study to compare treatment options for patients who continue to have symptoms, like heartburn and regurgitation, despite taking medication every day.
The study is comparing two treatment options for controlling reflux–a medical device, called LINX, and medications called Proton Pump Inhibitors (such as Nexium, Prevacid, and Priolosec) given two times per day.