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Your esophagus is the tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) happens when a muscle at the end of your esophagus does not close properly. This allows stomach contents to leak back, or reflux, into the esophagus and irritate it.

You may feel a burning in the chest or throat called heartburn. Sometimes, you can taste stomach fluid in the back of the mouth. If you have these symptoms more than twice a week, you may have GERD. You can also have GERD without having heartburn. Your symptoms could include a dry cough, asthma symptoms, or trouble swallowing.

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  1. GERD (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... carries food from your mouth to your stomach. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) happens when a muscle at the end of ... more than twice a week, you may have GERD. You can also have GERD without having heartburn. ...
  2. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    X-Plain GERD Reference Summary Introduction Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, is a fairly common condition that affects millions of ... and occasionally a bitter taste in the mouth. GERD can have many causes. Fortunately, treatment is available ...
  3. Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER), and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in Adults From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... GER) and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in Adults Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in Adults On this page: What ...
  4. Peptic esophagitis; Reflux esophagitis; GERD; Heartburn - chronic; Dyspepsia - GERD ... into the esophagus. This is called reflux or gastroesophageal reflux. Reflux may cause symptoms, or it can even ...
  5. ... healthy teens can have GERD, too. What Is GERD? Gastroesophageal (pronounced: gas-tro-ih-sah-fuh- jee - ... esophagus and sometimes even cancer. Continue What Causes GERD? No one knows for sure why people get ...
  6. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) (and Asthma) (American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology)  
    Share | Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Overview Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a digestive disorder that occurs when acidic stomach juices, ...
  7. GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux) and LPR (Laryngopharyngeal Reflux) (American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery)  
    ... Health Information en Español About Otolaryngology ENT History GERD and LPR Insight into the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment • What are the symptoms of GERD and LPR? • Who gets GERD or LPR? • How ...
  8. Gastroesophageal Reflux in Children and Adolescents From the National Institutes of Health (National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse)  
    ... Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in Children and Adolescents Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in Children and Adolescents On this ...
  9. Gastroesophageal Reflux in Infants From the National Institutes of Health (National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse)  
    ... GER) and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in Infants Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in Infants On this page: What ...
  10. ... Consumer Summary – Sept. 23, 2011 Treatment Options for GERD or Acid Reflux Disease: A Review of the ... gov/gerdupdate.cfm . Understanding Your Condition What is gastroesophageal reflux disease? GERD is an ongoing condition in which ...
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