The main symptoms of
gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) include:
Persistent heartburn. Heartburn is an
uncomfortable feeling or burning pain behind the breastbone. It may occur after
you eat, soon after you lie down, or when you bend forward. Some people
have GERD without heartburn.
What are the common causes of acid reflux disease? Doctors aren't always sure. Triggered by an increase of acid in your esophagus, acid reflux disease may develop for a variety of reasons. Here are some of the common causes of acid reflux disease.
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March 06, 2012
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