Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is also known GORD or acid reflux disease. The common condition is associated with chronic symptoms or mucosal discharge produced by the abnormal reflux in the esophagus. Factors that may lead to GERD include obesity, smoking, pregnancy, medications, and certain foods. (Gastro)

Possible symptoms of GERD and related complications may include:

  • Asthma
  • Bad Breath
  • Barrett’s Esohphagus-metaplasia
  • Belching
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Cough
  • Damaged Teeth
  • Dentine Hypersensitivity
  • Erosion of Dental Enamel
  • Esophageal Adenocarcinoma
  • Esophageal Strictures
  • Excessive Salivation
  • Heartburn
  • Laryngitis
  • Nausea
  • Pain with Swallowing
  • Reflux Esophagitis-Necrosi
  • Regurgitation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sour Taste in Mouth
  • Trouble Swallowing

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