Conditions

Acid Reflux

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a common condition where the stomach acid leaks out of the stomach and into the oesophagus. It is estimated that one in five people will experience at least one episode of GORD a week, and that 1 in 10 people experience symptoms of GORD on a daily basis. GORD can affect people of all ages, including children.

Common symptoms of GORD include:

  • Heartburn – burning chest pain or discomfort that occurs after eating
  • An unpleasant sour taste in the mouth – caused by stomach acid coming back up into the mouth (known as regurgitation)
  • Dysphagia – pain and difficulty swallowing

Known risk factors for GORD include:

  • Being overweight or obese
  • Being pregnant
  • Eating a high-fat diet

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