A: Most moderate to severe GERD cases take 6 – 12 weeks to resolve. GERD can be permanently cured through lifestyle changes, prescription medications or surgery. Your doctor will recommend the most suitable treatment based on your condition.
A:GERD is one of the most common reasons why you might experience a persistent cough. If you have a GERD-induced cough, you are less likely to experience other symptoms, such as heartburn.
Your chronic cough may be caused by GERD if you:
Cough mostly at night
Cough mostly after a meal
Cough frequently while you are lying down
Cough even when your chest X-rays are normal
Do not have other common causes of coughing, such as smoking or taking medications
If you suspect that you are experiencing GERD cough, you should make an appointment with a doctor for a diagnosis.
A: The most common pain caused by GERD is heartburn or chest pain. Some people experience it with such intensity that they worry it could be a heart attack. However, GERD chest pain usually feels like it is under your skin and seems to radiate from your stomach.
To alleviate pain related to heartburn, try:
Loosening your belt and waistbands
Chewing on over-the-counter antacids
A:GERD is a chronic condition that may cause symptoms for weeks or months.
A: Yes, GERD can cause shortness of breath if stomach acid creeps up your oesophagus and enters your lungs. This can: