GERD

Risk Factors

  • Assoc w/obesity
  • ETOH
  • Smoking
  • Pregnancy
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Age >50
  • Caffeine, chocolate, mint
  • Rarely: scleroderma, mixed connective tissue d/o, other connective tissue dz

Symptoms

  • Chronic/recurrent burning type pain
  • Often worse after meals
  • Worse if lie down after eating
  • Bad taste in mouth
  • Radiates up from epigastrium
  • Extraesophageal sx→ cough, wheezing, hoarseness from laryngitis