Dr Naima Hussain, Dr Haroon Rafique, Dr Hannan Raza Khan
Aim: To determine the endoscopic frequency of GERD in obese patients Study design: This study is cross-sectional. Place and Duration: In the Gastroenterology outpatient department of Allied Hospital Faisalabad for six months duration from October 2019 to March 2020. Cases and methods: 100 patients were selected from the outpatient clinic who met the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The patients were informed about the upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and then arranged an appointment. The incidence of GERD has been documented in these patients, followed by data analysis. Results: GERD was confirmed endoscopically in 42 of 100 patients. Out of 58 female patients, 23 had confirmed GERD, and out of 42 males only 19 had the confirm disease. Conclusion: GERD is common in obese people. Obese patients with GERD symptoms should be taken more seriously because they have a 50% chance of having endoscopic GERD. Key words: gastroesophageal reflux disease, GERD, obesity, reflux.