What are the symptoms of GERD?

Symptoms of GERD. • Burning sensation in the chest
The most common symptom is “heartburn”, a burning sensation in the chest which is often mistaken as heart disease.

Acid reflux
Some patients with recurrent inflammation of the throat that flares up again right after calming down can be suffering from GERD, as gastric juice/acid may back up to the throat resulting in burns and symptoms similar to pharyngitis. Prolonged gastric juice/acid reflux can, in the worst case, lead to changes in oesophageal cells and even cancer of the oesophagus.
Generally speaking, acid reflux into the oesophagus is more serious at night than during the day, because it is easier for gastric acid to reach the oesophagus when you lie down on your back. Consult your doctor as soon as possible if you have such signs as weight loss, difficulties or pain with swallowing, vomiting of blood or feelings of suffocation.

• Other atypical symptoms
Atypical symptoms include cough, asthma, etc.

GERD, if not treated in time, may cause oesophagitis, pharyngitis and even oesophageal cancer, etc.
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What are the symptoms of gerd?

Heartburn plus more. Not everyone with gerd has heartburn. The primary symptoms of gerd are heartburn, regurgitation, and nausea. Heartburn usually is described as a burning pain in the middle of the chest. Other symptoms include hoarseness, laryngitis, chronic dry cough, bad breath, earaches, chest pain/discomfort. Read more...

What are the symptoms of GERD in babies?

Fussing, pain. All babies spit. What makes it "gerd" is symptoms of pain, fussing, weight loss, or other health problems caused by the spitting. Read more...
Several... Some of the symptoms are expected, such as spitting up and distress after feeding; some are pretty odd and hard to connect to gerd -- seizure-like activity, twisting of the neck, and cough. Read more...
Arching back/fussy. Most infants spit up, but otherwise gain weight well and are happy. Infants who spit up and seem to be very uncomfortable might have gerd. These infants are usually fussy for a prolonged time after their feeds, arch their backs and don't seem comfortable lying down. Keeping infants sitting up after they feed sometimes helps. If you think your infant might have gerd, speak to your pediatrician. Read more...
Feeding problems. Many babies have reflux (ger). Only some of them have reflux disease (gerd). Symptoms of disease include spitting up so much that there is poor weight gain, heartburn which can show up as colic, wheezing or cough with feeding and an unusual arching of the neck to the side and back when babies are trying to avoid getting milk in their airway. A baby can have one or all of these symptoms. Read more...
Dairy allergy. A substancial number of babies with gerd may have a dairy allergy and the gerd symptoms can improve if the mother leaves off the dairy products if nursing. Read more...

Hi I have a hital hernia in the cardio oesophageal junction what possible symptoms apart from GERD could I get?

Hiatal hernia. Many types of hiatal hernias exist Steven and it depends on which type you have. One type, where the junction of esophagus and stomach is in abdomen and more of stomach is herniated into chest (true paraesophageal hernia) is more serious and usually requires surgery. See your doctor. With severe symptoms that aren't fixed by medications, other types of hiatal hernias are candidates for surgery. Read more...

What makes GERD symptoms worse?

See below. Eating within 3 hours of bedtime, overating, meals high in fat, tomatoes, spicy foods, nicotine, chocolate, peppermint, and alcohol can all make gerd worse. Read more...
See below! There are some foods that cause relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter and thereby make reflux worse. These include caffeine, alcohol, peppermint, smoking, chocolate. Other foods can cause direct irritation to the esophagus that may already be inflamed by gerd. These include the spicy, acidic foods such as salsa, citrus, etc. Read more...

Can GERD cause chest discomfort? What are GERD symptoms? How to relieve it?

Yes. As gerd is gastro esophageal reflux, or excessive acids that are being produced in your stomach and refluxing, or coming up into your esophagus causing pain discomfort and burning. Lots more could be said but the short answer is see your gastroenterologist and get a proper diagnosis, find out the causes and then they can probably take care of it. Good luck. Read more...