Why Volunteer for a GERD Clinical Study?


Usually referred to as heartburn or acid reflux, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) impacts about one out of five adults in the United States. Though it's often a treatable illness, GERD could lead to more severe issues, like Barrett’s syndrome, without proper care. If you think you're experiencing GERD, Digestive Health Associates of Texas offers clinical trials to seek innovative ways to diagnose and manage the illness. Reach out to our Dallas, TX gastroenterology team to learn more about the research process and how you might benefit from participating in a GERD clinical study.

GERD clinical trials

Clinical testing is a crucial part of the investigative process because it provides our skilled research physicians with the insight to find revolutionary ways to address many illnesses, including GERD. Participating in trials is completely voluntary and at no expense to the individual. Those involved in the study may benefit from new medications, therapies, and treatments, along with personalized attention for their condition. In the event you would like to participate in a clinical research trial, your condition will be monitored more intently than patients who are receiving standard treatment. To volunteer for a GERD clinical trial to reduce the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease, contact our Dallas, TX team today to receive further details.

What is GERD?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is frequently referred to as heartburn or acid reflux. About 20 percent of U.S. adults have gastroesophageal reflux disease, and it's becoming more widespread. When a person has acid reflux disease, stomach acid and food surge back into the esophageal area, often causing a burning symptom in the upper chest area. Gastroesophageal reflux disease may be increased by several factors, including spicy foods, alcohol, smoking, and eating late at night. Additional conditions, such as pregnancy and obesity, could also induce acid reflux disease.

Common symptoms of GERD

Individuals reporting signs of acid reflux generally report chest pain or heartburn, the sensation of having a lump in the throat, abdominal bloating, or the sensation of needing to vomit. If you're having any of these or other symptoms often or need to take over-the-counter heartburn medicine in excess of twice a week, please contact Digestive Health Associates of Texas to learn more about our GERD research stud. Our experienced gastrointestinal specialists can identify the most appropriate treatment plan for you.

Is GERD a serious concern?

In some cases, acid reflux symptoms could develop after eating a large meal or drinking highly acidic beverages. When these symptoms occur infrequently and can be managed with antacids or other medications, there may not be a major concern. If your symptoms occur more than twice a week, and if the pain is affecting your quality of life, please reach out to our gastrointestinal (GI) doctors to see if you are a candidate for our GERD research study. Our exceptionally skilled clinical research team implements modern advancements in gastrointestinal health to help prevent and address GERD and other diseases.

What is the best way to join a clinical study at Digestive Health Associates of Texas?

Each clinical test conducted by the experienced research staff at Digestive Health Associates of Texas is voluntary, of no cost, and monitored closely by credentialed GI doctors. By becoming involved in this clinical research study, you can help propagate the efforts toward finding innovative treatments for acid reflux disease and also receive personalized care tailored to meet your specific GI condition. Please contact us today if you have gastroesophageal reflux disease and would like to be considered for a GERD clinical trial with our Dallas, TX gastroenterology team.