Acid Reflux Symptoms
Acid reflux symptoms include heartburn
Acid in the esophagus can cause a burning sensation just above the stomach or in the centre of the chest It can spread from here to the neck, the throat or even the jaw.
This is known as heartburn.
Almost everyone experiences heartburn at some time, because something (too much eating perhaps), has caused the acid to leak. This may be due to pressure in the stomach, or to the sphincter muscle between the stomach and esophagus opening so that acid can escape.
The symptoms of heartburn can be confused with the first signs of a heart attack, as the esophagus and the heart share a nerve supply .
If you have sudden chest pain, with no history of Acid Reflux or heartburn, you should see a doctor.
I have Heartburn occasionally-does this mean I have GERD ?
If your heartburn is associated with particular activities – like generally over eating, or eating a lot of fatty food, probably not. Occasional heartburn is more likely to the result of eating too much or at the wrong times.
Changing your diet or lifestyle could stop this completely and antacids with alginate can relieve the symptoms.
Other common symptoms of Acid Reflux
Another common symptom of acid reflux is regurgitation — or the sensation of acid backing up into your throat or mouth. Regurgitation causes a sour or bitter taste. You may even vomit up some contents of your stomach.
As a result of acid burning or irritation you may wake in the morning with a sore throat.
Many people with acid reflux disease also have a syndrome called dyspepsia.
Dyspepsia is a general term for stomach discomfort.
Symptoms of dyspepsia include burping and nausea after eating. This is associated with some causes of acid reflux, but not with reflux itself.