Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as reflux, is when food and acid from the stomach go back up into the oesophagus. It could cause an uncomfortable feeling in the chest, known as heartburn. People with GERD, often have reflux after every meal and cause stomach discomfort. People with GERD also feel a burning sensation in the chest, neck, and throat. While it’s more common in adults, kids, teens, and even babies can have gastroesophageal (gas-tro-ih-sah-fuh-JEE-ul) reflux. Other symptoms such as sore throat or hoarse voice, a frequent sour taste of acid produced to mouth when lying on the bed, a feeling of burping acid into the mouth, trouble swallowing, a feeling that food is stuck in the throat, a feeling of choking during asleep, a dry cough, and bad breath.
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