What Is The Difference Between Heartburn And Acid Reflux?

Heartburn, GERD, and acid reflux– what is the difference? So heartburn is a symptom Basically, it's the way a person telling us there is something wrong and they are feeling burning sensation

GERD is a gastroesophageal reflux disease It's a disease complex It includes a mechanism, how the acid is coming up in the esophagus, and the person feels the symptom GERD is distinguished by esophageal symptom and extra esophageal manifestation Esophageal symptoms are a burning sensation, difficulty in swallowing, choking sensation, pain

These are the classic symptoms And extra esophageal symptoms are sometimes considered silent reflux, which is choking, lumpy feeling, Globus sensation, pneumonia, bronchospasm Those are the extra esophageal symptoms Acid reflux is a mechanism Basically it's lower esophageal valve

It opens up and all the food contained and the acid regurgitates in the lower esophagus That's basically acid reflux

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