About 20% of people in the United States have gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. This is a situation in which acid and food enzymes from the stomach back up into the esophagus. Some people with GERD go on to get erosive esophagitis, which is a more dangerous form of the condition.
If you have been told you have erosive esophagitis, you must get treatment right away to keep your situation from getting worse. You can start by asking these questions of your doctor. Pratima Dibba, M.D., a gastroenterologist at the Medical Offices of Manhattan in New York City, will give you some answers. Read the article.