As with many conditions, the symptoms of GERD may be mistaken for something innocuous. However, frequency of symptoms (heartburn more than twice weekly), longevity of symptoms, the severity or the presence of more than one symptom, indicate it’s time to see a doctor.
- A burning sensation behind the breastbone (heartburn)
- A sour taste in the mouth
- The sensation of swallowed food re-entering the mouth
- A feeling of fullness in the back of the throat
- Chest pain
- Difficulty swallowing