C. Prakash Gyawali, MD, MRCP, discusses the differences between conventional functional heartburn/reflux hypersensitivity (FH/RH) and FH/RH overlapping with gastroesophageal reflux disease.
The terms “heartburn” and “gastroesophageal reflux disease” are often used interchangeably. However, differences in etiologies impact treatment options and outcomes. This review outlines the most common reflux disorders, as well as how to diagnose and treat each based on the current clinical guidelines.
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