What are the common acid reflux symptoms that one should know about?

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Many of us have heard the term Acid Reflux before, and we have experienced it a couple of times in our lifetime. Some of us are having them many times over, while some may have them but don’t have a clue that they are experiencing acid reflux already. According to studies and data, 60 Million Americans suffers Acid Reflux at least once a month. Due to lack of information and maybe ignorance to the disease, acid reflux symptoms are hard to spot and sometimes misdiagnosed for something else.

What are the common acid reflux symptoms that one should know about?

The three most basic symptoms of this disease are regurgitation, dyspepsia and heartburn. When you feel any of these three symptoms at a regular rate, you may need to make adjustments to your lifestyle, eating habits and use over the counter medicines like anti-acids to combat these symptoms. Ignoring and making no steps in treating these early symptoms of Acid Reflux can lead to acids damaging the linings and walls of your esophagus which can result to bleeding and infections.

Let’s further dig in to the symptoms of acid reflux.

When you have regurgitation, it is actually that feeling of having a few of your digested intake coming back to your mouth or the back of your throat. You may feel a sour and bitter taste, with acid like flavor into the back of your mouth, sometimes leading to a soft vomit. People claimed to have experience a so called “wet burping” when this symptom of acid reflux strikes.

Dyspepsia is a common form of stomach discomfort and pain which includes the following; heavy uneasy burping, stomach fullness or bloating, nausea after a heavy meal, and may lead to upper abdominal pain and discomforts along the airways.

Heartburn is a condition when you have acid indigestion and an acid like burning pain will be felt along the stomach lines and may reach up to the middle abdomen even leading up to the lower chest. Pain will be felt too inside your throat. Despite being named heartburn, this condition will not affect your heart.

When do acid reflux symptoms usually occurs and what to do when they attack?

Acid reflux symptoms usually occur right after the following activities:

– Eating a whole hearted full meal or heavy meals
– Bending over and lifting objects after being full
– Lying on your back

Acid reflux usually occurs at night, when the body is at its slowest in its metabolism. Almost all pregnant women experience the symptoms of acid reflux, this is due to elevated hormones and the pressure of the fetus along the stomach.

What can elevate acid reflux symptoms

Try to avoid Citrus fruits, chocolates, caffeine drinks, garlic and onions, tomatoes, mints and spicy, fried and fatty foods like common fast foods.

Shall I worry when I suffer acid reflux symptoms

Always be on your toes when feeling the symptoms of acid reflux especially when you have these happening to you:

– Sudden weight loss
– Pain in the throat whiles wallowing
– Vomiting blood
– Hiccups that don’t let up
– Chronic sore throats
– Acidity on your burps

People often associate acid reflux symptoms to heart attack even though it is nowhere related, but since the pain is in the chest area it is still advisable to seek medical attention when the pain is above tolerable and accompanied with heavy dizziness and vomiting.

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  • Ameer says:

    Yes, there are several tmetarents, there are special medications and they can also add a thickener to the baby’s bottle to help keep it down. Your doctor should be able to prescribe these for you. If your doctors have diagnosed it and not provided you with any information you should go back and insist that they provide you with medication or a plan of treatment. To help, try to keep her upright for as long after she eats as possible. Also, when you sit her down, be sure she’s not bent forward, a baby bouncer or car seat is often a great angle to help with this.

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