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Do You Have an Acid Reflux Symptom? - Articles Surfing
Acid reflux and heartburn are words used to express the same symptom - a burning sensation in your chest by your heart or right up the chest middle. This acid reflux symptom can also be experience much higher along the esophagus or throat. Over time, stomach acid can continue to dissolve esophagus tissue and this can lead to a bleeding ulcer with severe pain.
Another acid reflux symptom can be bad breath or consistent dry coughing.
Still, when esophageal tissue is eaten away, scar tissue can form which can narrow the esophagus making it difficult to swallow.
Poor eating habits
Heartburn or acid reflux doesn't happen when you eat a healthy diet. And when I say a healthy diet, I don't mean a diet that you need to deprive yourself of the food you like.
Most of us developed our eating habits from our parents. As we grew, we watched how they ate, when they ate, and what they ate. And we did the same thing.
Most people that I know and all family members don't have good eating habits. They are eating too much at one sitting, they mix their food improperly, they drink too much water or drink the wrong type of liquid when they eat, they don't assist the digestion with digestive enzymes and the list goes on and on.
So when you have a heavy meal where you ate more than you should have ,make sure you don't bend over, lift anything heavy, or lie down.
More acid reflux symptoms
Most people experience an acid reflux symptom after their last meal. This burning sensation can be real severe and they may think they are having a heart attack, but make sure you are not having a attack. But this sensation will past and in the early stages of this symptom there is no real damage to the esophageal tissue.
A symptom that is not to common is throat laryngitis where your throat becomes hoarse in the morning, you have a dry cough, or have to repeatedly clear your throat. Some times you may have problems swallowing and feel like food is trapped in the esophagus or in the upper chest. This can also lead to a feeling that you are choking or that your throat feels tight.
Another acid reflux symptom is coughing and wheezing like an asthmatic. Or you could have nausea, which is persistent and causes you to vomit regularly.
It is easy to overlook acid reflux in children and infants. Acid reflux symptoms that children might have are regular coughing, vomiting, or other respiratory issues. Usually children grow out of this condition, but of course, keep a close watch and take them to a doctor, if the symptoms are continuous.
Some foods to avoid to keep your acid reflux in check are sodas, fried and fatty foods, spicy foods, peppermint and chocolate, and acidic foods like tomatoes and citrus fruits.
Do you have an acid reflux symptom or symptoms? You might have chest burning sensations, coughing, hoarseness, wheezing, clearing your throat regularly, vomiting once in a while, or severe pain in the chest. Whatever the symptom you might have, if it stays with you around two weeks, then you need to see your doctor. In some cases where these symptoms are severe, then see a doctor right away.
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