Acid Reflux or commonly known as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a medical problem that affects so many people around the world, they even don’t realise that they have it, it is a long time condition. It may lead unfortunately as well to several diseases like asthma. Basically, all you need to know about it is whatever you eat comes back into the esophagus which causes unpleasant complications, especially to people with excessive weight, pregnant women and smokers…
So here are the 6 common signs of Acid Reflux:
1. Tastes like acid in the mouth
This sour taste that stays for weeks is one of the major signs of the GERD, and it happens mostly to pregnant women. It is normally caused by the muscle at the top of the stomach that becomes weak which leads to raising up into the food pipe.
This word seems a bit terrifying, but actually it simply means the process of backing up acid into the throat or mouth that gives the bitter taste and even vomit sometimes. It can happen anytime to anyone so no need to panic!
Many of us may have already experienced before a pinch in heart sometimes and that’s normal, but if it lasts for a longer time or feels a discomfort in the middle of the lower chest after eating, it may be the acid reflux! so it’s okay to worry a little about yourself in case the discomfort increases while bending over.
It is normal that you don’t feel hunger and lose your appetite if you suffer from the Acid reflux, because you feel most of the times stomach discomfort (nausea, upper abdominal pain, burping and stomach fullness)
It happens when you feel the sensation of stuck food in your throat, which is because of a narrowing of your esophagus. It becomes like a challenge since you no longer can swallow easily. In this case it’s recommended to eat food that contains high calories in small amounts to avoid other medical problems.
It is not one of the major symptoms of the GERD, but 33% of cases are registered with a chronic cough. Moreover, it is less painful but it comes with other signs like pain while swallowing, increasing salivation, weight loss, dry mouth and chest pain.
As a bonus part, here’s how to prevent yourself from Acid reflux:
· Eat a small amount of food in different parts of the day instead of bigger meals once or twice a day.
· Avoid alcohol, acid and fatty foods.
· Lose weight if needed.
· Never eat before sleeping.
In the end, do you think you have experienced any GERD symptoms before? Let us know down below in the comments section, we love to hear from you.