Heartburn

Updated 07 July 2014

Symptoms of GORD

Heartburn is the most prominent symptom of GORD.

Heartburn is the most prominent symptom of GORD. Other symptoms include difficulty in swallowing, regurgitation of acids and stomach contents into the mouth and general chest pain. Asthma and throat infections can occur in some people.


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Am I eating correctly to manage or prevent symptoms of indigestion/heartburn?

Bad breath, bad sign

Previously reviewed by Dr Ganief Adams, Gastroenterologist, MBChB (UCT), FCP (SA)

Reviewed by Dr Jenny Edge, General Surgeon, BSc, MB BS, FRCS (Edin), M Med (Stell.)


 

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Monique Marais is a Gastroenterologist working in Cape Town. After qualifying at the University of Pretoria, she worked in emergency rooms in South Africa and the UK before going into private practice.

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