Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Symptoms

By Michele C. Hollow @YourCareE
November 02, 2017
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Symptoms

GERD is a digestive disorder that affects the lining of your esophagus and stomach. To learn more about gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms, read on.

What is gastroesophageal reflux disease?

With normal digestion, your lower esophageal sphincter opens to allow food to pass into your stomach and then closes to prevent food and acidic stomach juices from flowing back into your esophagus. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when acidic juices from your stomach flow back into your esophagus.

What are common gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms?

  • Heartburn or chest pain
  • Bad breath
  • Damage to tooth enamel due to excess acid in your body
  • Vomiting
  • Bad or sour tasting fluid in your mouth
  • A persistent dry cough
  • Asthma
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Feeling pain when swallowing
  • Feeling that your symptoms increase after eating, bending over, or lying down


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