Live Well by Knowing Acid Reflux Symptoms

By: Wangeci Kinyanjui

Acid reflux would not be a frustrating situation to undergo if only people could get to know about its symptoms. Various people experience different kinds of signs depending on what causes them to have this disease. The following are some of the common acid reflux symptoms that people tend to have.

Having a paining sensation in your chest is one of the common symptoms people notice. The pain comes about when stomach acid tries to climb back to the throat. As it passes through your chest, it tends to burn the tender tissues found there and this makes you feel the sensation. The degree of this pain usually varies because at times it may be mild and other times it may be so intense that you feel it on your back. It is very important to distinguish the pain caused by acid reflux from other types of pain and for this reason, you are advised to consult a doctor for more diagnosis.

Frequent heart burns also signify the presence of this disease taking place. This symptom is characterized by having a burning feeling in the throat and neck something that is caused by a backward flow of food items from the stomach. However, the most intense pain is mainly felt in your mid chest area. Heart burns are usually brought about due to digestive problems and should not at any time be mistaken for problems with the heart. Normal antacids may be used to clear the problem but if it persists, seek medical advise.

Difficulty when swallowing food may be another acid reflux symptom. Most of the times when someone is suffering from this condition, it is usually due to frequent back flows of acid which burns the throat several times. Naturally because of the pain coming out of the throat sores, you have a difficult time when swallowing. Another reason may be that food particles from the stomach may be stuck in the esophagus and thus making you not pass food easily through it.

Frequent spitting and vomiting is a common signal of acid reflux in babies. Spitting up takes place in various occasions in the baby's life for example, it may take place as the baby cries, when the baby is laughing, eating and so many other times. The reason for this event taking place is that, when acid flows to the baby's throat, a burning sensation is felt and in order for the baby to relieve itself from this, it spits up so as to let out the acid. Vomiting is brought about by gas flowing from the stomach to the throat together with food content because of food reflux. When this gas reaches the throat, the baby gets a natural reflex of getting it out of the system and as a result, the baby burps and in return the gas comes out together with the food content thus vomiting.

So get to know acid reflux symptoms in order to be able to catch the condition in its early stages and make informed decisions for you to live a comfortable life free from the problems that comes together with this discomfort.

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