Sharon Gillson


  • Patient advocate for those dealing with GERD and other digestive issues
  • Experienced health writer
  • GERD caregiver



Sharon Gillson is a former writer for Verywell Fit 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.

A Word From Sharon Gillson

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 was I able to gather the resources I needed to not only live with GERD, but to also live heartburn-free and prevent the complications of untreated and under-treated GERD. It is my goal to give you the most accurate, up-to-date health and lifestyle resources already gathered for you into one place.

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