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Symptoms of Acid Reflux

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You probably know when you have heartburn or acid reflux (which is commonly called GERD as well). For many people, you know that when you eat, you will have burning and discomfort. This is almost always a sign of acid reflux. Acid reflux happens when the stomach acids travel up your esophagus. It can happen after a large meal, eating late at night or even eating certain foods.

If you think you have acid reflux, one of the tell-tale sign is that you get relief after taking a medication such as Tums or Rolaids. You eat and then start feeling uncomfortable. This is almost always a sign of acid reflux. What are the other signs of acid reflux? Here is a look.

One of the biggest symptoms is that you will feel a burning sensation in your throat after a meal or a snack. Sometimes this burning sensation will radiate from the stomach to the chest and up into the neck.

There are certain activities that will make your symptoms worse. These most commonly include bending over after eating a meal, lifting something heavy, lying down on your back. If you feel the symptoms after a meal, then you are most likely suffering from acid reflux.

When it comes to acid reflux, it is also interesting to note that almost all patients with acid reflux have these symptoms at night. This can vary in severity. Some people will only have very mild symptoms, which will not last very long. However, with severe problems with acid reflux, the burning and discomfort at night can be excruciating. They cannot sleep and they cannot seem to find relief either. In addition, some people actually confuse these severe symptoms with heart attacks and heart failure and will go to the emergency room.

Of course, there are other symptoms, too. With acid reflux, it is not uncommon for people to have pain and discomfort in the abdomen. Some patients will say it feels like a tight belt. These people will also feel very full, even if they have not had a huge meal. Last of all, it is not uncommon for those with acid reflux to have nausea and sometimes they will even vomit. Wet burps are also very common and bothersome.

While acid reflux is very common and most of these symptoms are common, you might be surprised to learn that there are some less common side effects. Chest pain was already mentioned, but some people may feel that they have food trapped in their chest. People may also have trouble with swallowing or they feel that food is stuck in the throat. Chronic coughing from the stomach acid and a persistent cough can also be less common signs of acid reflux. Asthma and constant problems with inner ear infections and upper respiratory problems are also reported with some acid reflux patients.

When you have acid reflux, you can look at these symptoms and see if you fit. After you have determined that you do have acid reflux, then you can work to treat the symptoms.

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