Article first published on The Straits Times
Do you sometimes get a nasty, acidic taste at the back of your throat? You may be experiencing acid regurgitation or gastroesophageal reflux. If you frequently experience this, Dr Ganesh Ramalingam, a specialist in General Surgery at G&L Surgical Clinic, Mount Elizabeth Novena Medical Centre says that you may have a digestive disorder known as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), which occurs when acid from the stomach flows upwards and into the oesophagus. Below, Dr Ganesh explains more about GERD, its risk factors, symptoms and treatment options.