Are you Suffering From Acid Reflux?

Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 09:20 AM

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Most of the general public is unfortunately too familiar with Acid Reflux. The three main symptoms of this disorder are heartburn, regurgitation, and dyspepsia.
 
People suffering from this disorder are constantly trying to find new ways to prevent the symptoms of Acid Reflux from occurring as well as how to stop them when they do flare up.

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These symptoms can be better explained individually as follows:
 
1. Heartburn - This is also called acid indigestion and is the most common symptom that you will hear about when it comes to this disorder. It causes a burning sensation or painful discomfort that seems to move from your stomach and up through to your chest area. This symptom can also cause a burning sensation up in your throat as well. It does not affect your heart as the name suggests.
 
2. Regurgitation - This symptom of Acid Reflux seems to be the most distasteful of the symptoms given. This is because you could experience a "wet burp" or vomit that may come up from your stomach. This symptom can give you a bitter or sour taste in your mouth that is hard to get rid of. This could often be followed by a sour stomach.
 
3. People who suffer from Acid Reflux will also have another symptom called Dyspepsia. This is a term for "stomach discomfort." This stomach discomfort can cause burping, nausea, bloating, stomach fullness, and upper abdominal pain. This symptom is most often accompanied by Acid Reflux.
Acid Reflux is a disorder that is very common and usually does not do any major harm to the individual who has it. It does mean that your esophagus is inflamed due to excess stomach acid. You should consult a doctor to rule out more serious disorders.
 
There are many medications on the market as well as prescribed medications that can be given in order to relieve the symptoms of Acid Reflux. You will even find medications for preventing Acid Reflux altogether.
You can also prevent this disorder by making a few lifestyle changes in your eating habits. Eating the right foods can lessen the chance that you will feel the burn of Acid Reflux.
 

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