Gastroesophageal reflux disease (Acid reflux)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD is a chronic digestive disease faced by almost everyone. Also known as Acid reflux, the acidic stomach juices, or food and fluids flow back from the stomach into the esophagus (tube connecting your mouth and stomach).

Stomach acid or bile irritates the lining of the food pipe, resulting in a digestive illness. When stomach acid or bile seeps into the food pipe and irritates the lining, this is a chronic condition. If you have acid reflux or heartburn more than twice a week, you may have GERD.

Heartburn that is a burning sensation in the chest that occurs after eating and is often worse at night, pain in the chest, swallowing problems, food or sour liquid regurgitation.