Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or more commonly GERD, is a common digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter (or LES), which is the ring of muscle that lies between the esophagus and the stomach.
The most common symptoms of GERD are heartburn or acid indigestion. These occur when LES is weak and even though it opens to allow food to pass into the stomach, it doesn’t close properly, so food and acidic stomach juices reflux, or return, back up into the esophagus.
Typically, the following ten GERD symptoms occur after eating, and in most cases symptoms lesson due to adopting healthy diet and lifestyle changes. However, medication and surgery can be recommended in extreme GERD cases.
Or more commonly known as indigestion, dyspepsia causes mild to server stomach pain, most typically following meals.