Acid Reflux Disease
The Symptoms of Acid Reflux Disease
By Lucas Mattioneli
The best way to prevent acid reflux disease from getting to its worst state possible is by being aware of it’s signs and symptoms. This way, you will be able to immediately tell if you are already at the verge of having it or not. Here are signs and symptoms of acid reflux disease or also known as gastro-esophageal reflux disease.
One of the most apparent symptoms is the pain that can radiate up the back, neck or jaw. Most of the time, patients say that it feels as if the pain is moving up and down their chest. The pain can be triggered by doing strenuous activities such as lifting heavy objects. It can also happen after meals in which it can be alleviated by taking medicines that are made for hyperacidity and antacids.
Next to pain, the other most apparent symptom of acid reflux disease is heartburn. To some, the pain that they are experiencing is similar to heartburn. Others however say that they can totally differentiate the pain from heartburn to which some might say that they experience both symptoms simultaneously or separately.
Some patients might also experience odynophagia or painful swallowing since it is also one of the symptoms of acid reflux disease. It does not matter if the food that they trying to swallow are a solid, a semi-solid or water. The pain is still there.
Along with odynophagia, patients with acid reflux disease might also suffer from dysphagia which is like a milder version of odynophagia. This symptom of it causes the person that is affected with the disease to have problems when it comes to swallowing all kinds of food.
Other symptom of acid reflux disease that has something to do with the mouth is water brash or eructation. This symptom may cause the mouth to produce uncontrollable amounts of salty secretions. Not only is it uncomfortable, it can also be deadly since it is unnatural and it can cause the salt level in the body to rise into an abnormal level.