• GERD Symptoms

Quick Look
  • Heartburn, commonly referred to as acidity, felt in the middle of the chest, specially post meals
  • Regurgitation, i.e. appearance food contents in the mouth
  • Nausea with or without vomiting
  • Occasionally, pain Or discomfort in the abdomen with heaviness of head
  • Excess production of mucus, mimicking Pharyngitis


  • This is the primary feature amongst symptoms of GERD.
  • Reverse flow of acid into esophagus leads to heartburn, usually described as burning pain in the middle of the chest.
  • It may also start high up in the abdomen.
  • Heartburn occurs usually post meals. Sometimes, the pain can also mimic a heart attack, sparking panic.

  • In most cases of GERD, back flow of the stomach contents remain in the lower part of the esophagus.
  • Sometimes refluxed content may cross the upper esophageal sphincter (i.e. a muscular ring) and enter the mouth.


In certain cases, patients may develop nausea with or without vomiting along with other symptoms of GERD.

Difficulty in swallowing:
The acidic nature of regurgitated contents can cause damage to the delicate inner lining of esophagus causing difficulty in swallowing.

Lump Sensation in Throat:
This is one of the most disturbing symptoms of GERD. Repeated trauma of refluxed contents on the inner esophagus can induce a sensation of something being stuck in the throat, even if nothing is actually there.