Symptoms of GERD start with frequent heartburn but may also include:
Consult your doctor for frequent heartburn, or if symptoms don’t get better with over-the-counter medications.
Call your doctor right away if you have chest pain, bloody or dark stools or emesis, trouble swallowing, or unexplained weight loss.
To diagnose GERD, you’ll meet with your doctor to talk about your symptoms. Your doctor will also perform a physical exam and may order tests, including:
If you have GERD, your Aurora team will work with you to determine the best treatment options for relief.
Dietary and lifestyle recommendations:
Over-the-counter medicines, such as:
If OTC medication doesn't work, your doctor may recommend prescription medication: