Sharon Gillson

Writer, GERD Caregiver


Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Digestive Issues


When I was first diagnosed with GERD and a duodenal ulcer, the information I was given by my doctor was very limited. It was only after intensive research that I was was able to gather the resources I needed. It is my goal to give you the most accurate, up-to-date health and lifestyle resources already gathered for you into one place.

— Sharon Gillson


Sharon Gillson is a former writer for Verywell Health covering heartburn and acid reflux. She was diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and duodenal ulcer in 1990. She was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and Diverticulosis in 2003. She was diagnosed with Gall Bladder Disease with gall stones (Cholelithiasis) in early 2008, resulting in the removal of her gall bladder. She had her entire colon removed in the Fall of 2008, resulting in an ileostomy. Besides being a patient with GERD, Sharon has helped with her grandson's infant GERD treatment.

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