Effects of estrogen with and without progestin and obesity on symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Gastroenterology, Volume 135, Issue 1, p.72-81 (2008)

Keywords:

2008, Aged, Body Mass Index, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Estrogens, Estrogens, Conjugated (USP), Female, Gastroesophageal Reflux, Humans, Hysterectomy, Incidence, Medroxyprogesterone Acetate, Middle Aged, Obesity, Public Health Sciences Division, RISK, Risk Factors, Waist-Hip Ratio

Abstract:

An association between female hormones and symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and may be modified by obesity is suggested but not proven. Factors affecting GERD progression, however, are largely unknown.