Symptoms of GERD
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a health condition in which the contents of the stomach back up into the esophagus, which leads to irritation, and the emergence of many of the following symptoms:
Heartburn can be defined as a burning pain in the chest, starting from an area behind the breastbone and extending towards the neck and throat. It may last for two hours, and it often gets worse after eating, lying down, or bending over, so some people may feel better when Standing upright, or when taking antacids, and in fact, heartburn is the most common symptom of GERD, however, it should be noted that suffering from heartburn does not necessarily mean GERD, In addition to feeling chest pain, it may Other symptoms associated with heartburn include:
Burning feeling in the throat.
A burning, sour, or salty taste in the back of the throat.
As the acid in the stomach and other stomach contents, including liquids and food, are regurgitated into the throat and mouth in what is known as a state of regurgitation of food (in English: regurgitation), causing this a sour and disturbing taste in the back of the mouth and the acid may also be accompanied by the taste of food that has been eaten.
Just ingested it, and reflux may also be associated with a feeling of burning pain in the chest or abdomen, or both together, and reflux occurs in this case as a result of the complete non-closure of the upper valve in the stomach and the separator between it and the esophagus; Which leads to the movement of food in the wrong direction.
Symptoms associated with GERD
The patient may also experience the following symptoms:
Pain and difficulty when swallowing, and this is represented by the feeling as if pieces of food are stuck in the bottom of the throat.
Feeling of a lump in the throat.
Sore throat and hoarseness.
Suffering from hiccups.
A sudden increase in the amount of saliva.
Tooth decay and suffering from some gum diseases.
Erosion of tooth enamel and the appearance of an unpleasant odor in the mouth.
Vomiting and nausea.
Flatulence and belching.
Coughing or wheezing when breathing.
Dry and chronic cough.
Symptoms of GERD at bedtime
It is indicated that there are other symptoms in addition to the symptoms mentioned previously, as GERD may be accompanied by a sore throat, in addition to the following symptoms:
Exacerbation of asthma, if any, or the appearance of asthma for the first time.