Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P'Col-00005022
Title: Awareness of gastroesophageal reflux disease among general population
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Background: The gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a highly prevalent digestive disorder, in which gastric content may return to the esophagus and reach the mouth. This leads to dental caries and high incidence of dental erosion. Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge of GERD among the general population. Materials and Methods: This study was designed to evaluate the level of GERD awareness among the general population. In particular, this survey focuses on the knowledge regarding the causes, signs, and symptoms of GERD and also their knowledge on how to prevent and treat the disease. A total of 100 have participated in this survey and it was completed successfully. The questionnaire used in this study has a total of 12 questions, the questions regarding the knowledge of causes, signs, symptoms, prevention, and treatment were included in the questionnaire. Results: As the prevalence of GERD is more among the common population as there is a drastic change in eating habits. A survey is conducted among the general population and awareness will be created regarding the cause and management occurrence of GERD among the general population. Conclusion: From our study, we conclude that most of the general population has knowledge about GERD and our study will be helpful to analyze how much additional knowledge they have about the preventive measures and the treatment of GERD.

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    Srilekha Mohan, Dhanraj Ganapathy*

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    Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dhanraj Ganapathy, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Srilekha Mohan, Dhanraj Ganapathy*

    Title:Awareness of gastroesophageal reflux disease among general population
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):14 (May)
    Year:2020
    Page No: (677-680)
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    Methodology:Awareness, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Population
    Research Materials: general population

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Awareness Gastroesophageal reflux disease Population

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