Knowing More About Acid Reflux SymptomsKnowing More About Acid Reflux Symptoms

Acid reflux symptoms characterize the condition called acid reflux or GERD, which occurs because of the weakening of the tube that transports the food taken in to the stomach, making it unable to handle the acid. The acid the stomach produces and stores is used to digest the food consumed. The stomach walls should have enough strength to store the acid it produces without damaging anything in the system. However, different symptoms may be experienced when the acid is pushed up the esophagus from the stomach. If you want to know more about acid reflux symptoms, read on.

Acid Refux Symptoms:

1. Heartburn - GERD or acid reflux is mainly characterized by heartburn, one of the primary acid reflux symptoms, often described as pain or burning sensation that radiates from the abdomen to the chest and throat. A certain medical study states that 75% of patients with acid reflux experience this symptom at night especially after they have engaged in certain activities such as:

- After eating a heavy meal

- Lifting

- Bending over

- Lying down on the back

2. Dyspepsia - Half of those diagnosed with GERD can experience dyspepsia through the following conditions:

- Pain and discomfort particularly in the upper part of the abdomen

- Nausea after eating

- Feeling of fullness

It should be noted however that even patients without acid reflux may experience dyspepsia.

3. Regurgitation - this condition is described as the feeling of acid backed up in the throat. It is sometimes called "wet burp" when the acid is pushed to the mouth. If the acid is forced back to the mouth, it causes the feeling of throwing up..

Less Common Acid Reflux Symptoms:

Many patients with acid reflux do not experience the main acid reflux symptoms such as heartburn and regurgitation. The symptoms may instead appear or experienced in other locations. Here are some of the less common acid reflux symptoms:

1. Burning Sensation or Pain in the Chest - while this condition can also be a symptom of other medical conditions such as angina and heart attack, this condition characterized by the feeling of having food behind the breastbone can also manifest when the patient has acid reflux.

2. Acid Reflux Symptoms experienced in the throat - some of these are:

- Acid laryngitis - this condition is characterized by dry cough, hoarseness, feeling of lump in the throat, and the need to clear the throat repeatedly

- Dysphagia (trouble swallowing) - in some cases, acid reflux may cause the patient to choke or have difficulty in swallowing the food, thereby causing severe chest pain.

- Persistent hiccups

- Chronic sore throat

3. Coughing and Respiratory Problems - Patients with acid reflux may also experience coughing and wheezing. As a matter of fact, around 40% of the cases of coughing in patients who do not smoke are attributed to acid reflux.

4. Chronic Nausea and Vomiting - if you have experienced nausea for more than a week or even for months, then you may have acid reflux symptoms. Under some circumstances, patients with acid reflux may vomit at least once a day. However, it is important to consult with your doctor to be properly diagnosed and rule out other possible conditions such as ulcers, stomach cancer, pancreatic or gallbladder disorders.
by Barbara Thomson
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