Is GERD the Same Thing As Heartburn?

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GERD, or Gastroesophageal reflux is a basket of lot of different symptoms and a lot of different presentations of that reflux disease. Some of the most common symptom of GERD are something called heartburn, and that's like this flame or a burning sensation that comes up into your chest. So heartburn's really just a symptom of GERD.

Some of the other symptoms that you can have with GERD are chest pains, spasms, cough and hoarseness.