The main symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) are heartburn and acid reflux.
Heartburn is an uncomfortableburning sensation in the chest.
It's usually felt just below your breastbone, but can spread up to the throat in some people.
Thediscomfort is usually worse after eating, or when bending over or lying down.
Acid reflux is where acidand otherstomach contents arebrought back up (regurgitated)into your throat and mouth.
It usually causes an unpleasant, sour taste at the back of your mouth.
If you have GORD, you may also experience:
If you also haveasthma, the symptoms may get worse as a result of stomach acid irritating your airways.
Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a common condition, where acid from the stomach leaks up into the oesophagus (gullet).
The main symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) are heartburn and acid reflux. Other symptoms can include bad breath, feeling and being sick, and difficulty swallowing.
Find out what causes gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and read about the factors that can increase your risk of developing the condition.
Your GP will often be able to diagnose gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) based on your symptoms. However, there may be some instances when you're referred for tests in hospital.
A number of treatments are available for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), including simple, self-care measures, medication and surgery.
A number of possible complications can occur as a result of having gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) for a long time, including ulcers, and a scarred and narrowed oesophagus.