Monday Health Minute | Published December 5, 2011

Signs of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

The signs of GERD may be mistaken for other common ailments. When these symptoms occur at least twice a week or interfere with your daily life, however, you may have GERD. The following are signs of the disease:

  • Heartburn - a burning sensation in your chest that may spread to the throat, leaving a sour taste in your mouth
  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Dry cough
  • Sore throat
  • Hoarseness
  • Acid reflux - regurgitation of food or sour fluid

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