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Introduction
Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a common condition where acid from the stomach leaks out of the stomach and up into the oesophagus (gullet).
Symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
The three most common symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) are heartburn, acid reflux and difficulty swallowing (dysphagia).
Causes of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
Most cases of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) are thought to be caused by a problem with the lower oesophageal sphincter (LOS).
Diagnosing gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
In most cases, your GP will be able to diagnose gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) by asking you about your symptoms.
Treating gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
A number of treatments are available for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), including simple, self-care measures, medication and surgery.
Complications of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
A number of possible complications can occur as a result of having long-term gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).
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