JOSE ERBELLA, M.D., FACS

General, Oncologic & Minimally Invasive Surgeries

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SYMPTOMS OF GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE

When the content of the stomach flows backward into the esophagus, the symptoms generally experienced are related to irritation and damage where the acidic stomach juices come into contact. Long-term exposure to stomach acid causes greater irritation and leads to the potentially serious complications of damage to structures within the mouth, throat, esophagus, and lungs.

 

Although symptoms vary considerably, the most frequently experienced symptom of acid reflux is referred to as heartburn. Usually described as a burning sensation behind the sternum or breastbone, heartburn typically begins after a meal and is made worse by lying down, bending over, or exercising.

 

OTHER SYMPTOMS FREQUENTLY ASSOCIATED WITH ACID REFLUX INCLUDE:

 

Bloating

Belching

Chest pain

Sour taste

Persistent coughing

Swallowing difficulty

Food intolerance

Hoarseness, especially in the morning

Bad breath

Sore throat or feeling the need to clear the throat

Regurgitation of food

Gum inflammation

Tooth enamel erosion

Waterbrash (an excess of saliva)

Vomiting blood

Nausea and vomiting

Wheezing

Asthma

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Manatee Memorial Hospital, Medical Office Building

250 2nd Street East, Suite 1A

Bradenton, FL 34208

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