Extraesophageal Manifestations of GERD

Anthony J DiMarino Jr, MD; Sidney Cohen, MD

Chapter 5: Sleep Disturbance and Esophageal Reflux (continued)

Christine Herdman, MD; Dina Halegoua-DeMarzio, MD; Sidney Cohen, MD; Anthony J. DiMarino Jr, MD

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic disorder of the esophagus with a spectrum of symptoms including heartburn and regurgitation. It has been estimated that 7% of individuals in the general population experience symptoms of this disease daily, and 14% have GERD symptoms at least once a week.1 Nocturnal GERD occurs when gastric contents reflux into the esophagus while an individual is in a recumbent state. In 2000, the Gallup Organization, on behalf of the American Gastroenterological Association, conducted a nationwide telephone survey of 1000 adults experiencing heartburn at…