Why Should I Participate in a GERD Clinical Trial?
See List of Current Clinical Studies with GIA: https://gialliance.com/research/
Commonly referred to as acid reflux or heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects roughly 20% of adults in the United States. It is usually a manageable disease, but if overlooked, GERD may develop into something more severe, like Barrett’s syndrome. If you think you may be suffering from GERD, GI Alliance carries out clinical trials to discover modern approaches to diagnose and manage the disease. Get in touch with a GI Alliance location near you to discover more about the process and benefits of taking part in a GERD clinical research trial.
What is a clinical trial?
Clinical studies are an integral step in the investigative process, as they provide our research doctors with valuable insight into new, revolutionary ways to treat a range of diseases, including GERD. Participating in trials is always voluntary and carries no expense for the volunteer. Those who participate may have access to new medications, therapies, and treatments, in addition to individualized attention for their medical concern. If you would like to join a clinical study, you will have your medical concern observed more closely than individuals who are undergoing standard treatment. To be considered for a GERD clinical trial, contact the GI Alliance team today and request further details.
What is GERD?
Gastroesophageal reflux disease is at times described as heartburn or acid reflux. Nearly one-fifth of adults across the country have GERD, and it’s becoming more prevalent. When an individual experiences acid reflux, the contents of the stomach (including acid) backflow into the esophageal area, often inducing a burning symptom in the throat and upper chest. This gastrointestinal condition may be exacerbated by several factors, such as alcohol consumption, smoking, spicy foods, and eating larger amounts of food late into the evening. Other conditions, such as pregnancy and being overweight, may also induce GERD.
What are the symptoms of GERD?
People who have symptoms of chronic acid reflux disease commonly report chest pain or heartburn, a feeling of having a lump in the throat, bloating in the abdomen, or the feeling that you are about to regurgitate food. If you have been experiencing any number of these symptoms frequently or if you are taking over-the-counter heartburn-relief medication in excess of two times a week, please reach out to GI Alliance for more information on GERD research studies. Our gastrointestinal (GI) specialists can also determine an appropriate treatment approach for you.
When is GERD a serious concern?
At times, GERD symptoms might develop after consuming a large meal or beverages that are acidic. If this happens on occasion and can be treated with antacid medications, it may not be a serious problem. In the event you experience symptoms more frequently, such as over two times a week, and if the discomfort is interfering with your quality of life, please contact our GI team to sign up for a GERD research trial. Our highly skilled clinical research team incorporates the latest in GI technology to address and help prevent conditions, such as GERD.
How safe is it to participate in a clinical study at GI Alliance?
Each and every clinical trial conducted by the professional research team at GI Alliance is optional, free of charge, and monitored closely by experienced physicians. If you volunteer for a clinical research trial, you might not only help propagate the research in finding innovative GERD treatments, you can also receive personalized treatment tailored to meet your unique GI needs. If you are living with gastroesophageal reflux disease and would like to participate in a GERD clinical trial, contact a GI Alliance office near you today and visit our research site to see current available clinical studies with GI Alliance.