(HealthDay News) -- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition that occurs when the muscle at the base of the esophagus allows fluids from the stomach to rise into the esophagus.
The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse lists these common symptoms of GERD:
- A burning sensation, known as heartburn, in the chest or upper abdominal area.
- A frequent dry cough.
- Symptoms of asthma.
- Difficulty swallowing.
- Tasting food or fluid from the stomach at the back of the mouth, called acid reflux.
- Acid reflux that occurs more than twice a week.
Copyright © 2012 HealthDay. All rights reserved.
|Previous: Statin Alternative Looks Promising in Early Trials||Next: Health Tip: Choose Diabetes-Friendly Meals|
Reader comments on this article are listed below. Review our comments policy.
Submit your opinion:
Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?
Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community