Test Your GERD Knowledge

  • In gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), acid leaks out of your stomach into your food pipe.

     

    True

     

    False

    Correct Answer
  • Which is not a common symptom of GERD?

     

    Heartburn

     

    Nausea

     

    Diarrhea

     

    Hoarseness

    Correct Answer
  • Which medicines can make GERD worse?

     

    Some medicines for blood pressure

     

    Some medicines for asthma

     

    Medicines for motion sickness

     

    Some medicines for depression

     

    All of the above

    Correct Answer
  • GERD rarely occurs in children.

     

    True

     

    False

    Correct Answer
  • If your GERD is mild, you may not need testing.

     

    True

     

    False

    Correct Answer
  • Antacids are the only over-the-counter (OTC) medicines that help with GERD.

     

    True

     

    False

    Correct Answer
  • To prevent GERD symptoms at night:

     

    Raise the head of your bed.

     

    Eat a large dinner.

     

    Eat a bedtime snack.

     

    Lie down right after eating.

     

    All of the above.

    Correct Answer
  • GERD symptoms may improve if you avoid:

     

    Alcohol

     

    Caffeine

     

    Citrus fruits

     

    Tomato sauce

     

    All of the above

    Correct Answer
  • You can prevent heartburn by exercising right after meals.

     

    True

     

    False

    Correct Answer
  • You should call your doctor if you notice which if the following symptoms?

     

    Choking (coughing, shortness of breath)

     

    Feeling filled up quickly when eating

     

    Frequent vomiting

     

    Hoarseness

     

    Loss of appetite or weight loss

     

    Trouble swallowing or pain with swallowing

     

    All of the above

    Correct Answer
  • Surgery can repair the leak between the stomach and esophagus.

     

    True

     

    False

    Correct Answer