• GERD Similar Conditions

Similar Conditions


  • It is a condition in which the muscles of the lower part of the esophagus fail to relax, preventing food from passing into the stomach.
  • Difficulty in swallowing is typically present and an X-ray of esophagus shows changes of achalasia.

Biliary Colic:

  • It is a type of pain in the abdomen which is related to the gallbladder (a small organ present behind the liver which plays a role in production of bile).
  • There is pain in the central and right side of the upper abdomen, and an Ultrasonography usually shows presence of gallstones.

Chronic Gastritis:

  • Individuals with chronic gastritis (inflammation of stomach lining) may report vague stomach distress, a sensation of fullness, nausea, malaise, heavy feeling in the stomach after meals, or ulcer-like symptoms.
  • Symptoms typically occur within 1 to 5 hours after meals.
  • With severe gastritis, the individual may also report chest pain, sweating, and feeling faint.

Peptic Ulcer Disease:

  • Inflammation and damage to the temporal artery (one of the arteries supplying blood to the brain) is called temporal arteritis. The cause is unknown though it has been seen to pass among generations of families. Apart from the throbbing nature of headache, patients experience sensitivity on touching the scalp, excess sweating, neck stiffness, jaw pain and fever.

Ethmoid Sinusitis

  • It refers to the presence of painful sores or ulcers i.e. the defect in the inner lining of stomach or small intestine.
  • There is hunger-like burning pain in the central part of the upper stomach, usually occurring after few hours post meals.
  • The pain often wakes the patient at night and is relieved by food and antacids.

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD):

  • Heart diseases should be ruled out before diagnosing GERD in patients with chest pain.
  • Cardiac chest pain typically occurs in the left side or central part of the chest and usually comes on by exertion. ECG and Stress Test may show changes.