Acid reflux symptoms are different than the symptoms of GERD. Mild, possibly moderate heartburn (acid indigestion) is the primary symptom of acid reflux. While acid indigestion is also the leading symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease, it does not always occur in people with GERD. Other GERD symptoms may include:
- A frequent need to clear the throat
- Difficulty swallowing
- Recurring regurgitation of liquids and food
- A sensation of food lodged in the throat
- Burning sensation in the mouth
- Chest pain
- Sore throat
When children under the age of 12 have GERD, they may not have heartburn, but may instead experience a dry cough, asthma-like symptoms or trouble swallowing.
GERD symptoms may be signs of other conditions. Make an appointment with a Florida Hospital digestive health specialist if you are experiencing these symptoms.