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Health Tip: Spot the Symptoms of GERD

Health Tip: Spot the Symptoms of GERD

03/22/12

(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.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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