The silent epidemic reflux part 2

Reflux is not a single condition but has many differences between individuals as well as many potential causes and related conditions or co morbidities. Comorbidities are the other conditions which occur with it at the same time. Hence why it is so important to fix this condition in a holistic systematic way.

The research shows the common digestive diseases such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), chronic gastritis, duodenogastric reflux, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and have considerable overlap and symptom fluctuation over time. 

Comorbidity and GI conditions

Dyspepsia with GERD

IBS in 65% of GERD patients 350% higher and IBS sufferers are 4 times (400%) more likely to have GERD that of individuals without IBS.

Functional Bowel Disorders (FBD) (700%)

Coeliac disease 500%

Non celiac gluten sensitivity

Eosinophilic esophagitis

Dental caries, dental erosion, mucosal lesions and oral bacterial

CVD and metabolic comorbidities

Acute Myocardial Infarction (heart attack) 48%  

Atrial fibrillation 31% 

Angina pectoris 

Diabetes Mellitus 200%. 

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) The prevalence of GERD symptoms was more than twice that in NAFLD patients than controls (61.2 vs. 27.9%). 

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) 

Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). 

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) 

Rheumatoid Arthritis. 2.84-fold increased risk of RA 

Psoriatic Arthritis 


Alopecia areata 

Fibromyalgia (FM).

Bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis (BPS/IC) 

Mental Health comorbidities include 

Mood disorders 

Personality disorders 


Sleep disturbance. 

Bipolar disorder 229%

Major depressive disorder (MDD) 316%

state anxiety 89%

trait anxiety 78%