Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when acid from the stomach leaks up into the esophagus. The most common symptom of GERD is heartburn. Other signs and symptoms may include regurgitation of food or sour liquid, difficulty swallowing, coughing, wheezing and chest pain – especially while lying down at night.
GERD can be characterized as an illness of our times, more and more people are affected and while rarely life-threatening, it can greatly reduce a patient’s quality of life by affecting daily activities, sleep and what they can eat. If symptoms persist or get worse do seek medical advice.
Dr Papageorgiou will evaluate each patient’s case and decide what tests are needed to rule out other health issues.