GERD or Gastroesophageal reflux disease is a digestive disorder wherein the esophagus becomes inflamed or irritated because of the acid coming back from the stomach. Many people, including pregnant women suffer from acid indigestion or heartburn caused by GERD. Heartburn can be relieved through lifestyle and diet changes. Medication and surgery may be needed.
Signs and Symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
The most common symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease is pain. Most people experience a pain at night after lying down. Others may experience the pain after eating something fatty or heavy. It’s beginning as an abdominal pain and you can feel it in the upper part of your ABS. As the acid in the stomach starts traveling up the esophagus, a burning sensation can be felt in the esophagus lining. The symptoms are quite like that of a heart attack. The GERD pain, like heart attack, is experienced in the center of the chest, and gives you tight sensation. The pain moves towards the arms and other parts.