Gastroesophageal reflux is a physical condition in which acid from the stomach flows backward up into the esophagus. People will experience heartburn symptoms when excessive amounts of acid reflux into the esophagus. While many of us experience occasional heartburn, experiencing frequent heartburn (two or more times a week) may be associated with a more severe problem known as gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD.
Common symptoms of GERD are:
- Burning discomfort in upper abdomen
- Bitter sour taste of acid in throat
- Pressure or pain behind the breastbone
- Increase in saliva
- Bad breath
If you are experiencing symptoms of severe heartburn, acid reflux, or GERD, please call us or request an appointment online today. We are here to help improve your gastro health!