Acid reflux disease or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when acid produced by the stomach flows back up into the esophagus, commonly resulting in heartburn or a sour/bitter taste in the throat or mouth. While many individuals will experience acid reflux at some point in their life, approximately 33% of people in the United States consistently suffer from acid reflux disease.
One common cause of acid reflux disease is a stomach abnormality which results in stomach acid to flow into the diaphragm, but there are additional risk factors:
In addition to causing heartburn and a bitter taste in the mouth, acid reflux can also cause bloating, burping, dysphagia, hiccups, nausea, unexpected weight loss, chronic sore throat and an array of other issues.
Research into Acid Reflux Disease focuses on finding drugs and treatments to improve symptoms or even cure the disease. Clinical trials are a necessary part of any medical research, and there are many focused on Acid Reflux Disease treatment.
If you suffer from Acid Reflux, you might be eligible to volunteer for a clinical trial. Participants may receive compensation for time and travel. To see if you or someone you know may qualify, please contact us at 614-501-6164 or complete our online volunteer form.
The staff is all extremely friendly and professional. Looking forward to future studies
This is a great way to make extra money and be involved in a research study that will help and benefit many people to come. Thanks. I’ve really enjoyed myself with the program and with the staff.
Have found a significant change to the better from my research study. I experienced less shortage of breath and much better sleep. My daily activities are less hampered because of my better breathing. Thank you all.
Excellent staff. Dr. Arora took the time to not only explain everything but made every step of the research process a very pleasant, hopeful and informative journey.