GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease is a chronic digestive disorder. In people with GERD, the stomach acid or stomach content flows back into your food pipe. The backflow irritates the lining of the esophagus resulting in GERD. Symptoms are:
• Burning sensation in the chest
• Chest pain
• Sour taste in mouth
• Dry cough
• Difficulty in swallowing
• Sensation of lump in throat
• Hoarseness or sore throat
HOW IS GERD DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same would be done by a general physician who would inspect the above listed symptoms and do a scan if needed along with sputum test.
HOW IS GERD TREATED?
Lifestyle and dietary changes are considered an ideal solution for treating GERD. Treatment is focused at reducing the amount of acid. Foods such as chocolate, mint, fatty foods, coffee, and alcohol needs to be avoided.
DID YOU KNOW?
Changes in diet by bringing down salt and spice content can help prevent GERD