Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD, or GORD in countries that use British spelling) commonly overlaps with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), as both are in the broad category of functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders. It is estimated that between one-quarter and one-third of people with IBS have an official diagnosis of both and up to 81% have some symptoms of GERD. GERD commonly affects both adults and children, including infants. GERD is popularly often referred to as “acid reflux” or “heartburn,” but that’s not all it is.
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Last update: November 2017