10 Symptoms of Gastro Reflux Disease or GERD, do you have it?



10 Symptoms of Gastro Reflux Disease or GERD, do you have it? 


Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, also referred to as GERD, is a gastrointestinal ailment caused by stomach acid that goes up to the esophagus. One of the most common symptoms a person will experience is heartburn or acid indigestion. In most cases, GERD usually occurs after eating. Aside from heartburn, there are other symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease that should not be ignored like:

1.Dyspepsia- or indigestion can cause stomach ache or stomach disorder. It usually occurs after meals

2.Sore Throat- is experienced if acids flow up. The gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD can cause irritation of the throat.

3.Chronic Dry Cough- is experienced at night 

4.Hoarse Voice- is caused when acidic  juices  flow up regularly to the upper esophagus and sphincter. The acidic juice affects the throat and the larynx, which makes the throat sore and the voice hoarse. 

5.Breathing problems or breathing difficulty is also caused by GERD. It can also cause asthma if the reflux acid enters the airways. 

6.Vomiting- occurs when nausea continues for a long time. 

7.Excessive Saliva- occurs when the person experiences difficulty in swallowing.

8.Bad Breath- is caused when acid flows from the stomach to the digestive system through the oral cavity.

9.Chest Pain- occurs when stomach acid wades back to the esophagus. The pain is sometimes very intense that it can be mistaken as a heart attack.

10.Failure to grow and live a normal life- Although GERD  is not really a serious ailment it can give negative effects to the sufferer. It can cause pain, embarrassment and depression, which can affect the normal routine of the person suffering from acid reflux. 

Because of these, the person feels inferior,  withdrawn or aloof. These conditions will eventually affect his productivity. GERD can also cause insomnia

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