Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a digestive disorder that arises when reflux damages the oesophagus and other organs, such as the throat and bronchi. GORD is becoming more and more common in developed countries. The main symptoms are burning behind the sternum, feeling of acidity in the stomach, discomfort and upper abdominal pain.
People can find relief by eating regularly, avoiding overeating before going to bed, quitting smoking, and losing weight (if they are overweight). Only a healthcare specialist can prescribe suitable medicines and examinations.