Reflux, also known as heartburn, Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or indigestion are very common with 1 in 5 people experiencing it at some time. It occurs when the ring of muscle at the top of the stomach is weak and acid moves into the oesophagus (food pipe) and throat. This can increase the risk of ulcers, bleeding, scarring, narrowing and potentially, cancer in the long term.
Signs and symptoms include:
- Burning or pain rising from the chest to the neck.
- Acidic taste in the mouth, bloating and burping
- Night-time cough and voice changes
How our dietitians help with reflux:
- Work with you to explore any dietary or lifestyle triggers that may be making your reflux worse
- Help you implement a range of mealtime strategies to help reduce or eliminate your symptoms