Acid Reflux  or (GORD) is a very common condition in which the liquid content of the stomach backs up into the oesophagus. It can be extremely painful and linger on and on. 

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a common condition where stomach acid leaks out of the stomach and into the oesophagus (gullet). The oesophagus is a long tube of muscle than runs from the mouth to the stomach.

Common symptoms of GORD include:

  • Heartburn - burning chest pain or discomfort that occurs after eating
  • Regurgitation an unpleasant sour taste in the mouth - caused by stomach acid coming back up into the mouth
  • Dysphagia - pain and difficulty swallowing

Many people experience occasional episodes of GORD, but if people have persistent and reoccurring symptoms it is normally regarded as a condition that needs treatment.

Heartburn is a burning pain or a feeling of discomfort that develops just below your breastbone. The pain is usually worse after eating, or when bending over or lying down

Regurgitation  of acid usually causes an unpleasant, sour taste at the top of your throat or the back of your mouth.

Dysphagia Around one in three people with GORD has problems swallowing (dysphagia). It can occur if the stomach acid causes scarring of the oesophagus, which leads to the oesophagus narrowing, making it difficult to swallow food.

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