Symptoms of acid reflux 2019-03-01T17:00:32+00:00

Symptoms of Acid Reflux (GERD)

Untreated acid reflux (GERD) condition can lead to serious complications such as Barrett’s oesophagus which is a precursor to oesophageal cancer. The following symptoms are common and can be relieved with proper treatment.

  • Heartburn, a burning sensation or discomfort that elevates from the stomach to the chest is the commonest symptom of GERD

How does heartburn happen?

  • Chest pain
  • Pain that worsens when lying down or bending over
  • Pain after eating, especially right after a big meal
  • Acid regurgitation, a sensation of acid flowing back up into the throat or mouth, producing a sourish or bitter taste; “wet burp” or even vomit of stomach contents
  • Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing
  • A sensation of a lump in the throat
  • Chronic sore throat, which hurts only after meals
  • Laryngitis, an inflammation of the voice box or larynx, resulting in a change in voice
  • Hoarseness or abnormal change in voice in the morning
  • Belching
  • Nausea right after meals
  • Chronic cough and wheezing (likelihood of gastric acid getting into the lungs), asthma could be triggered if condition worsens
  • Bad breath
  • Water brash or sudden excess of saliva
  • Acid erosion on tooth enamel
  • Gum inflammation