Symptoms Of GERD
GERD is a shorthand moniker for gastroesophageal reflux disease, and it is sometimes referred to as gastric reflux disease or acid reflux disease in commercials or by your doctors. It is actually a chronic symptom. It is not a disease in and of itself. It is related to mucosal damage that is the result of stomach acid shooting up from the bowels into the esophagus. One of the most common symptoms is heartburn.
GERD is facilitated by alterations in the wall between the stomach and the esophagus, and there is an unusual loosening of the lower esophageal sphincter, and this usually holds the top part of the stomach closed. Inhibited expulsion of gastric reflux through the esophagus, or a hiatal hernia, are also responsible. These alterations can be lifelong or temporary.
Yet another type of GERD is LPR or EERD. LPR most commonly leads to heartburn, and it is often called silent reflux.
Long-term acid reflux disease can lead to GERD, and most people with GERD do get heartburn, but not everyone. The main symptoms of GERD that are the most common for sufferers include heartburn, regurgitating, and nausea.
Heart is just a burning pain right in the center of the chest. It can start all the way up at the top of the abdomen or it can go up into the neck. It is not localized in one place. It can move around. Symptoms of GERD also include a sharp, pressured feeling and not just burning. This kind of pain can feel like heart pain. The pain can even go around to the back. Most heartburn is after a meal.
Other symptoms of GERD include hiatal hernia, laryngitis, nausea, sore throat, dry cough, and asthma, halitosis, and earache. The symptoms are various and diverse, and there is not one typical symptom of GERD.
A specialized test for hiatal hernia may be run. Chest x-rays will be ordered.
Some other symptoms of GERD include vomiting, coughing, and breathing problems. Chest pain and discomfort are also pretty serious. If you experience significant weight loss, have trouble sleeping, and have a failure to thrive, it may be time to call your doctor.
For people that get temporary heartburn, it is usually not a big event or a cause for concern, but for people that get it consistently, chronically, and day after day, it could be time to call a doctor. You could have a more serious condition than GERD.
Some of the most common symptoms of GERD include burning sensations in the mouth, chest pain, trouble with swallowing, dry cough, hoarseness in the throat, and regurgitation of food or a sour little liquid lump feeling in your throat. These symptoms are the most common ones for the condition, but, as the moniker goes, “heartburn”, is just what it sounds like. You could feel a burn in the center of the chest. That’s when you know you have GERD because that’s the telltale symptom, and if you get this everyday, then you are a GERD patient.
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