GERD Living with Acid Reflux Disease David Olle

Mixed media product
28th September 2015
Mercury Learning & Information
150 pages: 60 x 90 x 23mm

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as acid reflux, is a very common condition affecting around 20-40 per cent of the population over a one year period. This book describes all the essential features of GERD for the general public in an engaging and stimulating manner that facilitates learning and reinforcement. This is accomplished by applying methods that accommodate various learning styles, including the use of videos, illustrations, tables, charts, and boxes that highlight definitions, facts, or website links for more detailed information. It provides questions and answers about the features, definitions, and descriptions of GERD. It includes numerous in-text Web links to WebMD, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USDA, the CDC, pharmaceutical companies, YouTube, and other sites with animations, diets, practical case studies, and tools related to GERD. It includes a companion CD with videos, animations, color figures from the book, and Web links to references in the text.

Causes; risk factors; symptoms; degrees of GERD; anatomy and physiology of the esophagus; lower esophageal sphincter and stomach as it relates to GERD; complications; diagnostic tests; treatments based on lifestyle modifications; medications; endoscopic procedures; surgery; diets.

David Olle is a freelance medical and science writer. His areas of expertise include oncology, biostatistics, biochemical tests, human and animal nutrition, animal production and breeding, veterinary medicine, infectious diseases, and complementary and alternative medicine.

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