Commonly referred to as acid reflux, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common digestive condition that you may experience after you eat. GERD occurs when your stomach acid or food flows back up into your esophagus (connects your throat to your stomach) and irritates its lining. One main symptom of GERD is heartburn, a burning sensation that starts behind your breastbone, moves up to the neck and throat, and often worsens after you eat or lay down.
As experts in digestive health, our gastroenterologists are equipped with the latest technology and immersed in leading-edge research to treat your GERD. Our goal is to help eliminate your GERD symptoms. Typical signs and symptoms of GERD can include:
- Bitter/sour taste in your mouth
- Chest pain*
- Dry cough
- Hoarseness or a sore throat
- Regurgitation of food or sour liquid (acid reflux)
- Sensation of a lump in your throat
- Trouble swallowing (dysphagia)
*Note: Seek immediate medical attention if you experience chest pain accompanied by shortness of breath or jaw or arm pain. These may be symptoms of a heart attack, not GERD.
Why Choose UHealth?A motility lab for accurate diagnosis of GI conditions. The only facility of its kind in South Florida, our motility lab enables our GI specialists to provide accurate diagnoses of GI conditions more quickly and efficiently. We offer a variety of leading-edge services, such as hydrogen breath testing, anal-rectal manometry, and bio-feedback.
BA broad array of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Regardless of your age, condition, or whether you need long- or short-term digestive treatments, you will receive the most accurate diagnosis and most effective treatment to keep your stomach, digestive system, and organs healthy.