Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a common condition, where acid from the stomach leaks up into the oesophagus.
GORD causes heartburn, acid regurgitation and may cause oesophagitis.
Left untreated, GORD may lead to stricture formation or Barrett's oesophagus, which may develop into cancer.
Management focusses on lifestyle change (such as weight loss) and acid-lowering medications (such as PPIs). Surgery may be considered.
NICE CKS - Proven GORD
BMJ Best Practice - GORD
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