Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)

GORD is one of the most common complaints in general medical practice. Prevalence is estimated at 14% of the global population (> 1 billion people).6


Acute Heartburn and Hyperacidity

Heartburn and acid regurgitation are among the most common reasons for consultation in general practice.7 Often undertreated, they substantially impair health-related quality of life in South African patients.7


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