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Symptoms of GORD: feeling tired

BMJ Group Medical Reference

Having gastro-oesophageal reflux disease ( GORD) can affect your daily activities. Studies have found that people who have GORD say they don't have much energy. They often say they have to change their lives to deal with feeling tired.

Some studies have found that people who have symptoms of GORD most of the time can feel worse than people with arthritis, high blood pressure, mild heart failure or angina, or women going through the menopause. [16]



Angina is the name that doctors use for a pain in your chest that you get when your heart muscle isn't getting enough oxygen.

heart failure

When the heart loses its ability to push enough blood through the blood vessels, it is called heart failure.

high blood pressure

Your blood pressure is considered to be high when it is above the accepted normal range. The usual limit for normal blood pressure is 140/90. If either the first (systolic) number is above 140 or the lower (diastolic) number is above 90, a person is considered to have high blood pressure. Doctors sometimes call high blood pressure 'hypertension'.


When a woman stops having periods, it is called the menopause. This usually happens around the age of 50.

For more terms related to GORD in adults


For references related to GORD in adults click here.
Last Updated: September 26, 2013
This information does not replace medical advice.  If you are concerned you might have a medical problem please ask your Boots pharmacy team in your local Boots store, or see your doctor.

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