Acid Reflux Symptoms

Heartburn is a symptom to Acid Reflux (GERD). It is a burning feeling that travels up from the stomach to the chest and then the throat. It usually occurs when:

- you have eaten a large meal
- lifting heavy objects
- lying down on your back
-bending over

Studies show that three-quarters of patients who have acid reflux symptoms will experience them during the night and when this happens the symptoms are usually worse. The symptoms were similar to those who suffer from congestive heart failure and angina. The severity of heartburn does not necessarily indicate actual injury in the esophagus.

Up to half of acid reflux patients have dyspepsia, a syndrome consisting of:

- pain and discomfort in the upper abdomen.
- fullness in the stomach.
- nausea after eating.

Remember that just because you suffer from dyspepsia does not necessarily mean you suffer from acid reflux.

Regurgitation: the feeling of acid backing up in the throat. Sometimes acid regurgitates as far as the mouth and be experienced as a “wet burp.” Uncommonly, it may come out forcefully as vomit.

July 15th, 2008 • tonks • Conditions and Diseases, Symptoms and Signs Comments Off

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