Acid reflux disease is a mucosal disorder or damage in which the stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the esophagus (the tube carrying food from mouth to the stomach).
This action irritates the esophagus which results as heartburn and other symptoms.
Acid Reflux Symptoms
The acid reflux disease is also called as gastro esophageal reflux or acid regurgitation because stomach digestive juice contains acid. Also called acid indigestion, heartburn is an uncomfortable, burning feeling in the mid-chest, behind the breastbone or in the upper part of abdomen.Heartburn is the most common symptom one likely to feel in acid reflux disease. It is a burning sensation that spreads from stomach to the chest and throat.
People connected with the activities like eating a heavy meal, bending over, lifting and lying down particularly on the back are more influenced by acid reflux disease.Occasional reflux symptoms are common and the symptom is relatively linked to the daily lifestyle of a person. The symptom may control at its initial state by avoiding food and beverages that creates heartburn such as tea, coffee, alcohol etc. People also do not eat 2 to 3 hours before going to bed and also avoid overeating in order to cure the symptom.
It has been found that 13% of cases of heartburn are related with smoking. So avoiding smoking can also help in relief from the disease.Up to half of the patient suffering from the acid reflux disease have dyspepsia syndrome. This is a syndrome in which we feel a sensation of pain and discomfort in the upper abdomen, a feeling of fullness in the stomach and nausea after eating.
Regurgitation: It is the discomfort condition in which acid backing up in the throat. Sometimes acid regurgitates as far as the mouth and experienced as ‘’wet burp’’ better say vomiting.Patients also may experience some symptoms in throat such as acid laryngitis, a condition that includes hoarseness, dry cough and need to clear throat at a regular interval of time.
Dysphagia is another throat related symptoms of acid reflux disease in which patient may choke or food may become trapped in the esophagus results in severe chest pain. Dysphagia also indicates a sign of narrow of esophagus that ultimately lead to some serious esophageal disease.
Chronic sore throat, persistent hiccups, scoliosis and food allergies are another symptoms of acid reflux disease.The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency as this article is not intended to replace the advice of a specialist physician.
I hope the article covers all the general symptom of acid reflux disease. However if you find some other symptom regarding the acid reflux, you can share with us through comment box.