“Diagnosis and Evaluations of Reflux” will be offered virtually Tuesday, Nov. 9, by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center specialist Melissa Dyrdal, N.P. Go to https://www.facebook.com/crosbycares/ at 6 p.m. to view the presentation.
Dyrdal will speak about the many tests that are now available to pinpoint reflux and heartburn problems and the new, state-of-the-art minimally invasive treatments for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Participants will be able to ask their individual questions via chat.
GERD is caused by a weak valve that allows acid, bile and stomach contents to flow back from the stomach into the esophagus, creating heartburn and often causing damage to the lining of the esophagus. In addition to heartburn, GERD sufferers experience regurgitation, hoarseness, persistent cough, asthma, bad breath, sleep disturbance, and tooth erosion.
For more information, visit https://www.cuyunamed.org/patient-care/heartburn-reflux or call 218-546-4323.