NCLEX Review: What is GERD?

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, is a digestive disorder in which stomach acid or stomach contents come back up into the esophagus, but what does that mean for the patient? Anyone can develop GERD, but there are risks for developing the condition. As you prepare for the NCLEX exam, this video will help you understand these risk factors and other aspects of the condition. Join us in this NCLEX test review video as we explore GERD and delve deeper into this condition to cover: the most common symptoms, what causes GERD, complications that could arise, how the condition is diagnosed, what lifestyle changes can reduce GERD symptoms, medications for treating GERD and nursing tips.

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by Mometrix Test Preparation | Last Updated: October 28, 2019