Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery
   
  “Heartburn is a common problem in the Western world. Approximately 7% of the population experience symptoms of heartburn daily. An abnormal esophageal exposure to gastric juice is probably present in 20-40% of this population, meaning this people have GERD.”
   
   
 
Surgical Procedures  >   Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery  >   Signs & symptoms    
 

Signs and Symptoms

Typical symptoms

  • Heartburn 80%
  • Regurgitation (Food coming back to mouth) 55%
  • Dysphagia (Difficulty swallowing) 25%
  • Water brash
  • Sour taste
  • Chest pain
  • Abdominal Pain

Atypical symptoms (mainly related to respiratory response to gastric contents in the airway)

  • Chronic nausea
  • Asthma
  • Cough
  • Hoarse throat
  • Dental erosions
  • Wheezing

 

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