Reviewed by Jeffrey B. King,

Gastroesophageal reflux is a backward flow or reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus. Symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease include:

  • Heartburn
  • Sour taste in the mouth
  • Pain occurring in the middle of the chest or stomach
  • Chronic cough
  • Choking sensation
  • Increased trouble breathing while asleep
  • Swallowing problems
  • Sore throat
  • Recurrent pneumonia
  • Chronic sinusitis.


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