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Symptoms for Gastro esophageal Reflux or GERD, commonly known as heartburn, include severe cough, chest pain and a burning sensation just under the breastbone or in the upper abdomen. Other symptoms may include an acid taste in the mouth and regurgitation.
HOW IS GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DIAGNOSED?
GERD is diagnosed in one of the following ways:• Esophageal pH monitoring• Endoscopy• Esophagogastroduodenoscopy or EGD
HOW IS GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX TREATED?
The treatments for GERD include lifestyle changes, medications, and possibly surgery. Initial treatment is done with a proton-pump inhibitor such as omeprazole
DID YOU KNOW?
Caffeine, chocolates, onions, citrus juices and fruits, peppermint, tomatoes, onions and spicy and high fat food are common triggers for GERD.