Symptoms of GERD and Things We should know About It

Symptoms of GERD and Things We should know About It

GERD or the Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease is one of the most common and yet irritating diseases people have to face these days. However, it is fairly easy to treat and avoid only if you pay attention to some of its details.

Although there are many different ways you can get rid of GERD, sometimes, the GERD symptoms are way too complicated to understand and you may not be able to find a way out of it. Just to make you aware of what you are dealing with, here are a few symptoms of GERD according to RefluxMD –

1.      Heartburn

Heartburn is the most common symptoms of acid reflux. It is basically a burning sensation that you feel right through your chest that can lead up to your throat turning into vomiting at times. It becomes even worse when you try to lie down or bend down. So, if you feel a burning sensation on your chest, then remember that you might be having acid reflux.

2.      Dyspepsia

Dyspepsia is basically a very uncomfortable burning feeling on your upper abdomen. This can lead to nausea, gastric pain, vomiting, burping and bloating. If you find it unbearable, then you should have a thorough discussion with your doctor about the same.

3.      Chest Pain

Chest pain can be another symptom of acid reflux. It is quite common among people. However, sometimes people mistake it over a heart problem. But as it can be confusing for many, you should consult with your doctor about your chest pain if it continues to occur every now and then.

4.      Post Meal Pain

Sometimes after the biggest meal of the day, you may find yourself dealing with chest pain, abdomen pain or stomach pain. And if it happens right after you take your meal that means that you have acid reflux. However, as this is a common acid reflux symptom and can be treated easily, you can simply try out some home remedies mentioned in RefluxMD website. Also, avoid overeating, eating right before going to bed and start leading a healthy lifestyle.

5.      Bitter or sour taste in mouth

This symptom is basically related with fever and cough. And many people don’t know that bitter or sour taste in mouth can also happen because of acid reflux. The backwash of your stomach acid can rise up to your mouth and this is when you start getting that bitter taste in your mouth. In order to avoid the same, drink a glass of water whenever you feel hungry if there is no food around.

6.      Nausea and vomiting

Too much of acid reflux can also increase nausea and vomiting. However, as these two are associated with many other diseases, it might become difficult for you to understand the real cause behind your vomiting. But sometimes, it is the only symptom that an acid reflux patient has to go through. If you are feeling nauseous or feeling like vomiting right after a meal, it means that you are suffering from acid reflux.

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