Acid Reflux is the backward flow of stomach acid into the esophagus- the tube that connects the throat and stomach. If you suffer from acid reflux, you may regularly taste regurgitated food or sour liquid at the back of your throat. Sometimes acid reflux progresses to GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease, which is a more serious form of reflux in which the most common symptom is frequent heartburn.
Other symptoms associated with GERD are:
- Periodic heartburn
- Difficulty or pain when swallowing
- Excess saliva
- Feeling of food stuck in esophagus
- Constant sore throat
Our board certified physicians will perform an evaluation of your health and review your specific symptoms to determine the cause and your treatment method. Surgical treatment for GERD may be an option if symptoms persist despite other medical therapy such as lifestyle changes or medication.