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6 Signs You’re Suffering From  Acid Reflux  &  How to Fix It?


What is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease  Heartburn (GERD/Acid Reflux)?

Although "heartburn" is often used to describe a variety of digestive problems, in medical terms it is actually a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease. In this condition, the acids from the stomach reflux or accidently "back up" into the esophagus (food pipe). Heartburn is described as a harsh, burning sensation in the area in between your ribs or just below your neck. The feeling may radiate through the chest and into the throat and neck.


What causes Gastroesophageal Reflux  Disease Heartburn (GERD/Acid Reflux)


6 Signs You’re Suffering From Acid  Reflux.  1. Acidic taste in the mouth This condition is normally caused by the muscle or sphincter at the top of the stomach. When it becomes weak, acid rises up into the food pipe. The sour acidic taste can stay for weeks and be very irritating, affecting your quality of life.

2. Heartburn Heartburn is the most common symptom of GERD. Symptoms of heartburn are usually burning or discomfort in the middle of the lower chest after eating. The discomfort may increase when bending over or lying flat on your back.


3. Dyspepsia When experiencing acid reflux you may feel stomach discomfort, which includes nausea after eating, upper abdominal pain, burping, and stomach fullness. Sometimes you can’t even feel hunger and don’t have an appetite because of the feeling of fullness in your stomach.

4. Dysphagia Dysphagia means that you can feel the sensation of stacked food in your throat. This happens because of a narrowing of your esophagus. When dysphagia happens, it can become a challenge because you can’t swallow, so you may eat not enough calories which can lead to additional medical problems.


5. Coughing Coughing is not a typical symptom of acid reflux, but at least 25-40 percent of cases are registered with a chronic cough.

6. Regurgitation Regurgitation is a backing up of acid into your throat or mouth. You may experience a bitter taste, a burp, and sometimes even vomit. Regurgitation can happen at any time, but it is especially disturbing at night. You can wake up with bitter liquid in your throat and a feeling of panic.


How you can avoid acid reflux   First of all, your lifestyle causes acid reflux. So it is very important to follow simple rules.  Eat smaller portions. It’s better to eat more often than to have a big meal once or twice per day.  It is important to avoid alcohol, acid, spice, and fatty foods.  Lose weight if needed.  Don’t wear tight clothing.  Don’t eat before sleeping. If these tips don’t help, see a specialist doctor & share your problem.


Consult us for GERD/Acid Reflux

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