Heartburn and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease: how to support patients
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Heartburn and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease: how to support patients

Lynne Pearce Health journalist

GORD is a common condition with debilitating symptoms – find out how you can help patients to manage their gut health

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) can cause distressing symptoms and adversely affect a person’s quality of life. Although it is extremely common – 1 in 4 UK adults have heartburn, one of the main symptoms, according to charity Guts UK – its impact is often trivialised and patients are expected to put up with it, say specialist nurses.

Nursing Standard. 36, 4, 72-75. doi: 10.7748/ns.36.4.72.s23

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