GERD Awareness Week
Take Action for GERD Awareness
You can get involved in spreading the word about GERD!
The 14th Annual GERD Awareness Week was November 18–24, 2012. During that time (and at any time), we encourage people experiencing symptoms, which may be GERD-related, to call the IFFGD Helpline toll-free (U.S.) at 1-888-964-2001 to receive information and support regarding GERD.
Every November, IFFGD expands efforts to support GERD Awareness Week through public service and media outreach. More information is available on our websites and in our Learning Center about:
- Treatment of GERD
- Daily living with GERD
- GERD in children
- View IFFGD publications about GERD
- 7-day Diary: Helps people keep track of specific food items and circumstances related to episodes of heartburn.
Did you know – heartburn is not the only symptom of GERD
Chronic heartburn is the most common symptom of GERD. Acid regurgitation (refluxed material into the mouth) is another common symptom. But numerous less common symptoms other than heartburn may be associated with GERD. Find out more. Go »
Learn more about GERD
To learn more about GERD, check out our free GERD information PDF. This informative publication reviews symptoms, causes, potential complications, and what can be done to treat GERD. To receive a print copy of the GERD Brochure, contact IFFGD toll free at 888-964-2001, or email your request along with your postal address to email@example.com.
IFFGD first designated GERD Awareness Week in November 1999, and every subsequent year we work to focus attention on important health messages about GERD diagnosis and treatment. GERD Awareness Week is listed on the U.S. National Health Observances calendar. The U.S. National Health Information Center (NHIC) Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion describes health observances as days, weeks, or months devoted to promoting particular health concerns. Health professionals, teachers, community groups, and others can use these special times to sponsor health promotion events and stimulate awareness of health issues.