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Gastroesophageal reflux disease is recognized as one of the most prevalent digestive diseases; it is estimated that on average 40% of the population have heartburn at least once a week and up to 10% can present it three times a week; there is also sufficient evidence to identify GERD as an entity that significantly compromises the quality of life of the individuals who suffer it, surpassing even that associated with symptomatic coronary disease. Nowadays it is recognized as the main risk factor for the development of Barrett's esophagus and oesophageal cancer; the medical treatment is based on the formulation of drugs that limit the production of acid.


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