Symptoms Of Gerd

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  • Add to Gerd or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease is a condition in which the esophageal sphincter becomes stretched or opens spontaneously allowing food to back up into the esophagus. When this happens the digestive juice in the food causes a burning in the chest or in the throat, which is one of the symptoms of gerd. Many times the food can be tasted in the back of the throat. If these symptoms of gerd only happen occasionally it is considered Gastroesophageal reflux, more commonly called reflux but it they happen more than twice per week it is considered to be GERD. If left untreated this can lead to more serious health issues. One of the main symptoms of gerd is outlined above, but there are some people that do not experience this. A few adults, but mainly children will experience a dry cough, asthma like symptoms, or difficulty swallowing.