Symptoms

Symptoms of GERD

The severity of reflux symptoms varies considerably from person to person. Mild sufferers most commonly experience heartburn and regurgitation on occasion. More severe sufferers will experience symptoms as often as several times a week or even daily. Typical symptoms include:

  • Heartburn
  • Regurgitation
  • Pain or discomfort in the chest
  • Gas and Bloating
  • Intolerance of certain foods
  • Water brash (excessive salivation)
  • Trouble sleeping

Most GERD sufferers attribute their symptoms to acid reflux, but reflux of non-acid stomach fluids can also cause similar symptoms which can be just as harmful to the esophagus. You can have GERD without experiencing heartburn. Other symptoms can include:

  • Dysphagia (painful or troublesome swallowing)
  • Bad breath or sour taste in the mouth
  • Hoarseness
  • Frequent swallowing
  • Clearing of the thoat
  • Persistent cough
  • Asthma or asthma like symptoms
  • Hoarseness or laryngitis
  • Dental erosions

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