Many people experience acid reflux from time to time. However,when acid reflux happens repeatedly over time, it can cause GERD.
Most people are able to manage the discomfortof GERD with lifestyle changes and medications. And though it'suncommon, some may need surgery to ease symptoms.
Common signs andsymptoms of GERD include:
· A burning sensation in your chest (heartburn), usually aftereating, which might be worse at night or while lying down
Backwash (regurgitation) of food or sour liquid
Upper abdominal or chest pain
Trouble swallowing (dysphagia)
Sensation of a lump in your throat
· An ongoing cough
Inflammation of the vocal cords (laryngitis)
New or worsening asthma
· Experience severe orfrequent GERD symptoms
Take over-the-counter medications forheartburn more than twice a week.
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