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Overview

Reflux Disease

Overview

Acid reflux is the regurgitation of some stomach contents including gastric acid into the oesophagus. It is the major symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD). Patients are often unaware that reflux is occurring.  Reflux can be triggered by:

  • Lifestyle factors
  • Diet
  • Hiatus hernia
  • Pregnancy

Please click on the webinars link above to see our webinars on:

  • Diet & lifestyle advice for reflux
  • Medications for reflux, including information on Barratt’s Oesophagus and Volume Reflux
  • Questions & Answers on when to seek advice for reflux symptoms and the relevance of hiatus hernia and helicobacter pylori infection

Urgent advice: When to seek medical advice

  • If you have difficulty swallowing or pain on swallowing
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Chest pain NOT associated with food but IS associated with exercise/exertion

Seek URGENT help if

  • You have black tarry poo
  • You are vomiting blood