Acid Reflux Disease
The Symptoms and Signs of Acid Reflux Disease
By Lucas Mattioneli
Recent statistics show that almost thirty percent of the population suffers from acid reflux disease every single day. If this study can mean one thing, it is the fact that nobody is immune from the disease. This is why everybody should learn about it especially about the signs of the disease in order to prevent them from being a part of this statistics. Here are some of the signs.
The most compelling sign of acid reflux has to be heartburn. It is the inexplicable pain that may radiate from the chest to the back, neck and jaw depending on its severity. If it is just a mild acid reflux, then it can be described as a pain that moves up and down the chest. If it severe acid reflux on the other hand, the pain can extend from the chest all the way to the back.
Dyspepsia is also one of the most inconvenient sign of the disease. It is characterized by burping a lot and wanting to vomit after eating. What is so bad about this sign is that too much vomiting itself can cause acid reflux or make it worse. It can also cause patients to feel fuller than they really are.
Another very uncomfortable symptom is regurgitation. This symptom causes the patients to feel as if the food that they have eaten has just crawled up to their mouth. This can give a bitter after taste and can happen right after a meal.
Patients who have acid reflux have also reported that they find it difficult to swallow. In severe cases, not only do they find it difficult to swallow, they find it painful as well. Aside from that, they can also experience coughing and wheezing. Since the acid can also burn up the esophagus and larynx, some patients also report feeling some sort of pain in their neck.
One sad thing about these symptoms is that a lot of people think that these symptoms are just caused by stress. This is why they just sweep it under the rug and pretend that they are not feeling anything.