Test Your GERD Knowledge

  • In gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), acid leaks out of your stomach into your food pipe.

    True

    False

    Correct Answer
  • Which is not a common symptom of GERD?

    Heartburn

    Nausea

    Diarrhea

    Hoarseness

    Correct Answer
  • Which medicines can make GERD worse?

    Some medicines for blood pressure

    Some medicines for asthma

    Medicines for motion sickness

    Some medicines for depression

    All of the above

    Correct Answer
  • GERD rarely occurs in children.

    True

    False

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  • If your GERD is mild, you may not need testing.

    True

    False

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  • Antacids are the only over-the-counter (OTC) medicines that help with GERD.

    True

    False

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  • To prevent GERD symptoms at night:

    Raise the head of your bed.

    Eat a large dinner.

    Eat a bedtime snack.

    Lie down right after eating.

    All of the above.

    Correct Answer
  • GERD symptoms may improve if you avoid:

    Alcohol

    Caffeine

    Citrus fruits

    Tomato sauce

    All of the above

    Correct Answer
  • You can prevent heartburn by exercising right after meals.

    True

    False

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  • You should call your doctor if you notice which if the following symptoms?

    Choking (coughing, shortness of breath)

    Feeling filled up quickly when eating

    Frequent vomiting

    Hoarseness

    Loss of appetite or weight loss

    Trouble swallowing or pain with swallowing

    All of the above

    Correct Answer
  • Surgery can repair the leak between the stomach and esophagus.

    True

    False

    Correct Answer