Hi, I’m doctor Savage. I’m here to describe
common symptoms of GERD commonly known as heartburn, GERD stands for Gastroesophageal
reflux disease. And this is a situation which the acids from your stomach go through, go
backwards through the what’s called the cardiac sphincter which closes off, normally closes
off the space between the esophagus, which is the little tube that goes from your throat
into your stomach where all the food and water that you drink goes. And acid from the stomach
refluxes up, goes backwards into the esophagus and causes inflammation and certain symptoms
secondarily. Commonly you’ll have like a burning sensation in the chest not be confused with
the pressure or other things you know that you’d be concerned with heart disease. With
that said, any questions of chest pain call 911, go to the ER, talk to your health care
provider. This also something that commonly happens is the acid will actually get up into
your throat, will cause a dry cough that you can’t explain, will cause hoarseness that
comes and goes, you’ll find that this type of thing is better with antacids, with drinking
water, sitting upright. With that said, any of these symptoms, this is something you consider
talking to your primary care provider about. I’m confident that this has been informative.
I’m doctor Savage, here’s to your health.