Symptoms of GORD 

The main symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) are heartburn and acid reflux.


Heartburn is an uncomfortable burning sensation in the chest.

It's usually felt just below your breastbone, but can spread up to the throat in some people.

The discomfort is usually worse after eating, or when bending over or lying down.

Acid reflux 

Acid reflux is where acid and other stomach contents are brought back up (regurgitated) into your throat and mouth.

It usually causes an unpleasant, sour taste at the back of your mouth.

Other symptoms

If you have GORD, you may also experience:

If you also have asthma, the symptoms may get worse as a result of stomach acid irritating your airways.

Page last reviewed: 02/03/2016

Next review due: 02/03/2018