Major Spencer
The most common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is regular heartburn. Dr. Patel, can you tell us more about symptoms of GERD?

Dr. Patel
Of course, Major Spencer. Heartburn is often described as a painful, burning sensation in the middle of the chest, behind the breastbone, and in the upper middle abdomen. However, not all adults with GERD experience heartburn.

Other common symptoms of GERD include:

  • Bad breath
  • Taste of food or stomach acid in the back of the mouth
  • Nausea
  • Pain in the chest or upper part of the abdomen
  • Problems swallowing or painful swallowing
  • Respiratory problems
  • Vomiting, and
  • Wearing away of the teeth

It's important to note that some people with GERD have no symptoms at all.