Poughkeepsie, NY–November 2, 2015–In recognition of the 17th Annual Gerd Awareness Week, The Digestive Disease Center of the Hudson Valley is hosting a lecture on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) on Wednesday, November 18th, at 5:30 pm at its Fishkill office, 400 Westage Business Center Drive, Suite 209.
“It’s not a coincidence that GERD Awareness Week is always held during the week of  Thanksgiving,” says Theresa Zangerle-McArtin, a registered dietitian with Digestive Disease Center.  “For many who suffer from this disease, a holiday meal can ultimately cause great pain and can also lead  to more serious complications.”
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a condition where acid from the stomach flows backward up into the esophagus. It affects about 15 million people in the U.S.  When GERD is not treated, serious complications can occur, such as severe chest pain that can mimic a heart attack.  A narrowing or obstruction of the esophagus, bleeding or a pre-malignant change in the lining of the esophagus can also occur.
Learn about the warning signs and why it’s so important to learn the facts and get treated.  Find out how changes in your diet can make a difference!
Refreshements will be served.  Reservations are encouraged by calling 845- 896-0736.
Digestive Disease Center of the Hudson Valley is the region’s only gastroenterology group where physicians are board-certified in gastroenterology.  They are dedicated to the treatment and prevention of diseases and disorders of the digestive tract and treat people of all ages.  The Digestive Disease Center has offices in Poughkeepsie, Fishkill and Pleasant Valley, Highland and New Windsor.