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Original Articles July 2010, Volume 24 Issue 7: 431-434

Canadian Digestive Health Foundation Public Impact Series: Gastroesophageal reflux disease in Canada: Incidence, prevalence, and direct and indirect economic impact

RN Fedorak | S Veldhuyzen van Zanten | R Bridges

The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation initiated a scientific program to assess the incidence, prevalence, mortality and economic impact of digestive disorders across Canada. The current article presents the updated findings from the study concerning gastroesophageal reflux disease – a condition that develops when the reflux of stomach contents causes troublesome symptoms and/or complications (Montreal definition).

Acid reflux | Chronic disease | Gastroesophageal reflux disease | GERD | Heartburn | Pyrosis
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