Most of us familiar with acid reflux or gastric related disease. Some people are afraid of eating rich foods for this acid reflux. More than 60 million Americans feel the acid reflux at least once in a month and around 15 million American feel acid reflux daily. The acid reflux symptoms are common and easily visible. If you are concerned about your health you can easily identify your symptoms.
Some common acid reflux symptoms
In talking about acid reflux some symptoms are like horrible heartburn, chest pain. You may feel worsen signs of GERD or acid reflux disease while relaxing on a bed or couch rather than keeping your body upright. You may also feel pain after taking a big meal. It feels like your stomach is overloaded and the foods have no more space to fill the stomach and going up. This can be avoided by taking small, frequent meals. Sometimes the stomach acid backflow can come to the throat and leave you with a bitter taste, icky feeling in the throat, especially at night. The usual acid reflux symptoms may involve:
Heartburn: Heartburn is the main symptoms of acid reflux, also known as acid indigestions. A painful burning sensation is caused when stomach acid rises from the stomach to the lower part of the chest. You may feel pain behind the breastbone (sternum), at the mid abdomen and into the throat. This severity of burning can range from uncomfortable to painful. Severe heartburn does not indicate actual injury to the esophagus. It may worsen when you lie down.
Dyspepsia: Is a burning feeling, also known as indigestions. You may feel burning or discomfort in the upper middle part of the stomach. Some people may also feel:
- Bloating. Feels like the stomach is full.
- Nausea. Especially after eating.
- Burping or vomiting.
These symptoms should be treated seriously. Otherwise, they can lead to serious stomach complications.
Regurgitation: Some people may also experience regurgitation. May feels like acid, sour liquid or foods are backing up into your throat. Rarely, some people may vomit. Most experienced by infants and children who have GERD. It can be harmless and perfectly natural for infants (less than 18 months old).
Difficulty Swallowing: Around seven to 10 percent of adults have dysphagia, especially over 50 years old. In this case, swallowing is difficult or even painful. This is also one of the most common acid reflux symptoms.
Some uncommon acid reflux symptoms
These are some uncommon acid reflux symptoms not experienced by everyone. Some are as follows:
Asthma Symptoms: The symptoms of asthma may involve coughing and wheezing. Which actually caused by stomach acid irritating the airways. This is more common in children under 12 years and some adults may also experience asthma symptoms.
Chest pain: You may experience chest pain along with heartburn. Sometimes the pain can be severe and people confused it with heart-attack.
Coughing: Children under 12 years and some adults may not experience common acid reflux symptoms. They may have a chronic dry cough instead of the typical symptoms. Your past history of cough plays a vital role. Adults may feel like need to repeatedly cough or clear throat.
Why acid reflux symptoms do occur?
There can be many reasons. Our stomach may react to different foods. Some common causes of acid reflux are:
- Being obese.
- Taking large meals.
- Taking fatty or spicy foods.
- Deep fried foods.
More about causes of acid reflux.
What makes acid reflux symptoms worse?
Some foods will trigger your acid reflux condition:
- Alcoholic drinks.
- Caffeine drinks (e.g. tea, coffee). Green tea is good for health.
- Citrus fruits.
Know more about foods to avoid with acid reflux.
How to minimize acid reflux symptoms?
Doing lifestyle change and certain food habit can reduce your acid reflux. Foods may include in your diet:
- Lean meat.
- Aloe Vera Juice.
Know more about food to include in your acid reflux diet.