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Barbara Bradley Bolen, Ph.D.

IBS and GERD Awareness Week

By November 26, 2013

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We are in the heart of GERD Awareness Week. Although I don't know for sure, it is hard to believe that it is strictly a coincidence that GERD awareness is highlighted on the same week that Americans traditionally stuff themselves silly on Thanksgiving. Did you know that IBS sufferers are at higher risk for the development of GERD and vice versa? So unfair! This article addresses this overlap between IBS and GERD:

For comprehensive information on GERD, visit:

Please take a moment to read the excellent blog post on GERD Awareness Week posted on the IBS Impact site:

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November 27, 2009 at 4:51 am
(1) Nigel says:

After 8 years with IBS I had my second trip to the GI specialist for endoscopy. By chance they decided to do an upper endo and found upper gastritis. I am now permenantly on a PPI (antacid) and it has brought some relief to my IBS symptoms. It make me realise that digestion starts from the top … just putting it out there, it may help other. I have been monitoring this closely with my medical diary.


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