Lachlan, 28, is looking for help with a burning feeling in his chest and a bitter taste in his throat. The burning sensation tends to occur after meals and at night. Further questioning reveals no complaints of dysphagia or painful swallowing, hoarseness, cough or other throat symptoms. Lachlan is not taking any regular medications.
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Reflux is a normal part of healthy digestion, but can sometimes cause symptoms like heartburn and regurgitation.1–3 In recent years, the global prevalence of reflux symptoms has increased,2 with 15–20% of Australians experiencing reflux symptoms at least once per week.1 Reflux can range fr
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