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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Alternate Names : GERD, Heartburn, Reflux Esophagitis

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the disease?

GERD causes burning pain under the breastbone or in the upper abdomen, often called heartburn. This pain may increase when eating, bending over, or lying down. Antacids usually relieve the pain. Pain may increase at night or cause a person to wake up during the night. Other symptoms of GERD include the following:

  • belching a sour-tasting liquid
  • blood in the stool
  • chest pain
  • cough that does not go away
  • dental disease, such as erosion of tooth enamel
  • difficulty swallowing
  • hoarseness
  • loss of voice
  • nausea and vomiting
  • a need to constantly clear the throat
  • pneumonia
  • regurgitating stomach acids up into the throat
  • sore throat

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    Reviewer: Barbara Mallari, RN, BSN, PHN
    Date Reviewed: 08/20/01

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