• Symptoms

    The symptoms people living with GERD experience vary from person to person but may include:

    • Heartburn
    • Regurgitation (fluid or food in the mouth that has refluxed up from the stomach)
    • Indigestion
    • Hoarseness, cough, asthma, lung infection
    • Weight loss
    • Problems swallowing
    • Vomiting, including bringing up blood
    • Black, tarry stools
    • In children, GERD may produce repeated vomiting, coughing and other respiratory problems, or failure to grow.

    You should see a doctor if you experience weight loss, sticking of food when one swallows, persistent symptoms in spite of medical treatment, vomiting, bringing up blood or passing black stools.

Enhancing lifelong health

The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation believes our ability to help establish, enrich and protect a healthy gut microbiota is the key to lifelong health