Recognize and Prevent the Symptoms of Acid Reflux

Many Americans are unfortunately acquainted with the symptoms of acid reflux. Also known as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), acid reflux has an array of unpleasant symptoms.

What are the most common symptoms of acid reflux?

Dyspepsia, heartburn, and regurgitation are the most common symptoms of acid reflux. Read on for more detail about the symptoms associated with acid reflux:

Heartburn.

This may also be known as acid indigestion. Heartburn is a burning discomfort or pain. This burning sensation may spread to your throat. Even though it is called heartburn, it has no effects on your heart.

Regurgitation.

Regurgitation is another symptom commonly found in those with acid reflux. This is a feeling of acid going up through your throat, and sometimes mouth. Regurgitation may present a bitter or sour taste in your mouth. You may also have wet burps. In some cases, you may vomit up a portion of your stomach’s contents.

Dyspepsia.

Those with acid reflux disease usually experience dyspepsia as well. This is a condition found in most cases of acid reflux disease, and it is basically stomach discomfort. Here are some dyspepsia symptoms: Burps. Light headed feeling or nausea after a meal. Bloating or full feeling in the stomach. Pain and/or discomfort in the upper abs.

The most serious symptoms of acid reflux can represent stomach acid inflaming your esophagus. When this occurs, the esophagus lining may become damaged, thus causing bleeding. This could lead to multiple medical problems.

If you have any of these symptoms, see your physician, who can rule out more serious problems and definitively diagnose acid reflux. Acid reflux symptoms can be easily managed with your doctors help.

Lifestyle changes such as an acid reflux diet can often help relieve these symptoms. In other cases, taking nonprescription antacids are needed to manage acid reflux symptoms.



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