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Q: How is GERD diagnosed?

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To diagnose acid reflux, your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history, and may suggest changes in diet, lifestyle and medicines. In some cases, you doctor may use additional tests to diagnose GERD or see if GERD has caused other problems with your esophagus—such as, an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.

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