Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
What is GORD?
This condition occurs when stomach acid flows back into the tube that connects your mouth and stomach (oesophagus). This acid reflux can irritate the lining of your oesophagus if it happens regularly.
What are the symptoms of GORD?
You may have GORD if you are have:
- A burning sensation in your chest, usually after eating
- Chest pain
- Difficulty swallowing
- A sensation of a lump in your throat
- Regurgitation of food
How is GORD diagnosed?
To identify if you have GORD, Professor Aftab Ala will discuss your lifestyle, your symptoms and how often these occur.
How is GORD treated?
There is no cure for GORD, however GORD has been linked to a number of causes such as obesity, smoking, unhealthy diet and stress. So, the best way to manage GORD is often through lifestyle changes.
Book A Consultation
If you would like to discuss your problems with a gastroenterologist in Surrey, please get in touch to book a consultation with Professor Ala.