What’s the Connection Between Anxiety and Acid Reflux?

Everyone experiences heartburn from time to time. But if it becomes chronic — defined as two or more times a week — you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD is common, and the American College of Gastroenterology estimates that the disease affects nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population. Research shows that many people with GERD also experience anxiety. …

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