Are you suffering from acid reflux? Here's 6 signs you shouldn't ignore.

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Acid reflux, also called Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common problem that affects millions of people. Sadly, most of them don't even realize they are suffering from it!

This medical condition can cause other diseases, in fact according to researchers, it can aggravate asthma. So, you should really pay attention to the signs your body is trying to tell you. 

Here are six signs and symptoms that indicate you might suffer from acid reflux/GERD.

1. Acidic taste 

People with acid reflux often have an acidic taste in their mouth. It is caused by the muscle or sphincter at the top of the stomach that becomes weak, and leading to the acid rising up into the food pipe. 

This is also a common problem for pregnant woman due to the increased pressure on the stomach. 

2. Regurgitation

When the acid backs up in the throat or mouth it can lead to regurgitation. To may feel a bitter taste, a burp or even vomit. Most people experience regurgitation at night but it can happen at any time. 

3. Heartburn

Heartburn is the most common symptom of GERB. If you are feeling a burning sensation or discomfort in the middle of your lower chest, you might be suffering from heartburn. 

4. Indigestion

Indigestion or dyspepsia refers to discomfort or pain that occurs in the upper abdomen, often after eating or drinking.

5. Difficulty Swallowing

Difficulty swallowing or Dysphagia means it takes more time and effort to move food or liquid from your mouth to your stomach.

6. Coughing

Chronic coughing affects 25%-40% of people with acid reflux. 

If you believe you have any of these symptoms, you should consult your physician or doctor. You can also avoid acid reflux by following these simple rules:

  • Eat smaller portions. 
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Avoid acid, spicy, and fatty foods.
  • Lose weight (if needed).
  • Avoid tight clothing.
  • Don’t eat before bed.

Do you believe you have any symptoms of GERD?