Symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)/Heartburn
by Rick Alan
GERD symptoms can occur at any time. However, they usually occur after overeating, or lying down after a big meal. Symptoms may last for a few minutes or a few hours.
The most common symptoms of GERD include:
Other symptoms of GERD may include:
Long-term complications of GERD may include:
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Last reviewed April 2013 by Daus Mahnke, MD; Brian Randall, MD
Last Updated: 3/18/2013