Recognise your symptoms

Reflux is common, with over 20% of the population experiencing regular symptoms. While for many these symptoms are controllable and relatively trivial, for others they can be debilitating. Over one and a half million people each year require long term medication. 

Symptoms can differ between people

People often think reflux is synonymous with heartburn. Certainly, it commonly causes persistent heartburn and regurgitation of fluid and food into the throat and mouth; however, reflux can also manifest itself in many different ways and varies from patient to patient. It is increasingly recognised that reflux causes less obvious ‘non-intestinal’ symptoms.

It is important to be able to recognise the symptoms of reflux disease in order to be able to assess the severity of your condition and identify the best treatment for you. We know that the assessment and treatment of reflux is not simple nor straightforward. In fact, it can be complex and difficult which is why we work as a team of multidisciplinary specialists, working together for the best outcome for you.

Click on the symptoms to see the areas affected.

Symptoms can include:

  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Regurgitation
  • Husky voice
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Bad breath
  • Asthma
  • Tooth decay
  • Heartburn
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Gum disease
  • Recurrent cough