Sharon Gillson

Author

Expertise

Digestive Health

Highlights

Experience

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.

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