GERD and Acid Reflux

GERD and Acid Reflux

When stomach acid regularly rushes back into the tube that connects your mouth and stomach (the esophagus), it causes gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Your esophageal lining may become irritated by this backwash (acid reflux). Many people occasionally have acid reflux.


  • Heartburn is a burning sensation in your chest that typically occurs after eating and may be worse at night or while you’re lying down.
  • Retching (backwashing) of food or sour fluids.
  • Chest ache or upper abdominal pain.
  • Dysphagia, a problem swallowing
  • A feeling of having a lump in your throat.


 Selfe treatment :

Prevent heartburn by avoiding lying down, avoiding fat, chocolate, and citrus, and using antacids.

Seeking Medical care :

Symptoms include chest discomfort, perspiration, shortness of breath, arm pain, and resistant heartburn.

 If you experience heartburn twice a week or more, schedule an appointment with a doctor.

  • reflux symptoms that keep you up at night
  • create a fresh cough
  • swallowing issues, nausea, or vomiting
  • Don’t get better by self-medicating
  • gain weight accidentally


Gastric acid from your stomach going back up into your food pipe (esophagus) is what causes it. The most typical GERD symptom is heartburn. Being overweight, overeating, consuming caffeine and alcohol, as well as eating chocolate and spicy foods, are some lifestyle choices that may contribute to GERD.