Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which the stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the esophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach). 
  
This action can irritate the esophagus, causing one of the most common symptoms, heartburn.  Some of the symptoms that are not commonly associated with GERD are hoarseness, a feeling of something stuck in your throat, difficulty swallowing and a chronic cough.
  
Since these are also similar symptoms to other conditions unrelated to GERD, it is best to talk with Dr. Price to treat the correct medical condition.