Acid Reflux Symptoms

Acid reflux is one of those problems that while usually not serious in itself can cause symptoms that make your life utterly miserable. And in fact, if left untreated can become a major health issue.

Acid reflux – otherwise known, gastro-esophageal reflux disease as or GERD – affects many millions of Americans. So what exactly are these symptoms?

* Heartburn is probably the most common symptom of all. Oddly enough, the problem has nothing to do with your heart in spite of its name.

Many people dread that hot feeling that spreads up their stomach into their chest. This is when the stomach acid escapes and comes up the esophagus.

Sometimes it makes you feel pain in the heart area, hence the name. Occasionally the pain will be felt right up in the throat.

* Regurgitation is another symptom of acid reflux problems. This is a most unpleasant symptom of a sour or bitter taste coming up into your throat or mouth.

What is called a ‘wet burp’ can bring bile from the stomach into the mouth and you may even vomit a little.

* Another common symptom is dyspepsia. This is a general term for stomach discomfort that includes nausea after eating, burping, gas build-up, pain or discomfort in the upper abdomen, fullness and bloating.

While mild acid reflux is not harmful to your health, if it gets worse or goes on for a long time, it can scar and damage the esophagus and even cause it to bleed.

If there is much scarring, the esophagus may become narrow and this leads to a condition that makes it difficult to swallow food.

Constant irritation of the esophagus can lead to cells in this part of your body deforming and this can ultimately lead to cancer. That is why acid reflux should not be taken lightly, nor self-diagnosed or treated.

It is always wiser to see a doctor to get the right treatment.

Often, attention to your diet will be enough to bring a great deal of relief from acid reflux symptoms. Certain foods make the condition much worse because they increase the amount of acid in the stomach.

There are other acid reflux symptoms such as wheezing or a dry cough, difficulty in swallowing, morning hoarseness, continual hiccups and constant nausea.

Some more alarming symptoms may include such things as vomiting with blood, black tarry stool – a sign of blood, and unexpected weight loss.

So you can see that while this problem may be easy to control, it can lead to nasty health complications if left untreated.

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