Hi again! I should have read this post first, sorry!
GERD stands for Gastroesophagal Reflux Disease. Yes, GERD and acid reflux disease are one in the same.
Not sure if you know, but alcohol can weaken your LES gland (the gland that keeps acid from entering your esophagus), therefore producing heartburn. It's recommended if you have GERD/acid reflux that you avoid alcohol in excess. It basically has the same effect as smoking (although as I said in my earlier post, I feel worse than I did smoking).
Feel better soon!!
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I can feel them flying
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And cars go by
Yeah it's all we've been given
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