Doctors say that heartburn and stomach acid coming back up into the throat are the most common signs of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, GERD can sometimes show up with other symptoms that make it hard to diagnose. GERD symptoms that aren’t normal may be caused by a number of bodily processes that affect how symptoms are felt, the health of the mucosa, the make-up of the stomach, the way waste is cleared, and the barrier that stops reflux.
Creating a collaborative approach to extraesophageal symptoms is important because the conditions are often complicated and need help from fields other than GI. Pratima Dibba, MD, a doctor at Medical Offices of Manhattan in New York, talks about the best way to test for unusual GERD symptoms. Read the article.