Here are a few facts about GERD:
- One-third of the population suffers from symptoms of GERD.
- 18 to 20 million people experience daily heartburn.
- Untreated GERD can lead to a number of problems, including esophageal cancer.
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects work and sleep: 63 percent of people say it impacts work performance and 34 percent say they sleep in chairs.
- Incidence of esophageal cancer has increased 600 percent since 1975.