Gastroesophageal reflux disease occurs when the acid that is normally in your stomach backs up into the esophagus.  Symptoms of acid reflux can include: burning in the chest (heartburn), burning in the throat or an acidic taste in the throat, stomach or chest pain, trouble swallowing, raspy voice or a sore throat, unexplained cough.

There are various types of medications that can help the symptoms of acid reflux including antacids, histamine blockers, and proton pump inhibitors.  You should seek evaluation by a medical provider if your symptoms are severe or last a long time and you cannot seem to control your symptoms.

Other symptom that warrant urgent medical evaluation include difficulty swallowing, unexplained weight loss, choking with eating,  vomiting blood, or bowel movements that are black.  Dr. Schub specializes in the evaluation and management of acid reflux.  If you feel that you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, please contact Dr. Schub for a consultation.