Some Common Symptoms of Acid Reflux
The physicians can diagnose any infection or disease by its symptoms, therefore knowledge of signs and symptoms of infections and diseases is very important for both sufferers and health care providers. We know about the benefits of this knowledge for health care providers but now the question arises that how it is helpful for the sufferers, if the sufferers have information about the signs and symptoms of some common infections and diseases then they can easily recognizes its nature whether they are suffering from severe phases or normal phases. The acid reflux disease is growing very fastly among adults and infants therefore knowledge about symptoms of acid reflux is very useful not only sufferers but also for the parents of infected children.
The acid reflux disease have two types of symptoms such as common symptoms and severe symptoms, the common symptoms appears in the initial stage of acid reflux and you can easily control your infection by natural remedies. The severe symptoms of this infection appear when you do not take proper medications and treatments to eliminate initial symptoms and these severe symptoms lead to oesophageal cancers and sometimes death of patient.
It is reported that almost sixty million people only in US are experiencing symptoms of acid reflux every year; the common symptoms of this disease include heartburn, dyspepsia and nausea, dry cough, sinus infections, regurgitation and chronic chest pain. You will experience severe pain in upper half or your abdomen and this pain will rapidly spread in your whole stomach and chest but it will not affect your heart. You can also feel chronic pain in your throat and that is the main reason of sore throat and foul tastes of foods.
Patients can Experience Dyspepsia
The symptoms of acid reflux include a syndrome that is called dyspepsia, in medical terms stomach abnormalities or disorders are known dyspepsia and this is very severe phase of acid reflux disease as you can experience burping, bloating of stomach and inflammations. Do not ignore your changing health conditions because in the initial stages of any infection you can easily control it because your immune system will be powerful to reduce the symptoms of your disease but after sometimes immune system will become weak and the germs of infections will completely overcome this system.
The symptoms of acid reflux usually appear at night and the sufferers can experience severe stomach and chest pain at night. Most of the people believe that severity of pain shows the severity of oesophagus infection but this consideration is totally wrong because it depends upon the other medical conditions of sufferers. Take appropriate medication and treatment for your acid reflux and avoid all kinds of citrus fruits, processed and spicy foods, carbonated and caffeinated drinks otherwise your acid reflux will become worse. The amount of accurate dosage for acid reflux is very important for the instant recovery of your health because overdose can cause complications and severe side effects for sufferers.
The discomfort of symptoms of acid reflux
Heartburn or acid reflux is caused by stomach acid interferes with the esophagus tract. It occurs because the valve at the top of the stomach known as the lower esophageal sphincter does not close. Acid enters the esophagus cannot insulate chemicals. This will cause chemical reaction to occur. There are several symptoms of acid reflux that you must know before any conclusion can be made. Heartburn is a common symptom. If happens once in a while it does not have to worry about. But there are some people experienced multiple times each day. This frequent occurrence can cause serious problems and needs medical attention. Regular heartburn or acid reflux is a symptom of Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease or GERD
There are several common symptoms of acid reflux such as:
Feeling of burning sensation in and around the chest area.
Chest pain after bowing, lie down and after eating.
Burning sensation in the throat, hot liquids sour, salty in back of the throat.
Voice becomes hoarse.
Respiratory sounds like an asthma attack.
If severe acid reflux or heartburn, you need to be diagnosis for gastro esophageal reflux, Barrett’s esophagus, peptic ulcer or cancer. Consult your doctor to confirm the definitive diagnosis. Most people can control the symptoms of acid reflux with a healthy lifestyle and OTC. But if it gets worse, these drugs may only help for a while. If you are experiencing GERD, you may need other medications to alleviate symptoms. In the event of severe heartburn you can remove it by changing your eating habits. You should stop smoking which will be great for your overall health. Antacids can alleviate heartburn and to neutralize stomach acid. The antacids medications can be found in local drugstores and pharmacies near you.
From OTC to surgery
Surgery may be required to correct the lower esophageal sphincter and stop acid reflux. Surgery can be performed using a laparoscope and requires only a few days in hospital treatment. Gastroscopy should be done only once before the patient undergoes surgery to see the extent of the complications such as Barrett’s esophagus (a condition of potential cancer, and cancer conditions arising from too long exposure to the acid) or cancer of the esophagus. If Berret’s esophagus is found, the annual gastroscopy should be done to see malignant cancer development.
You can also reduce the symptoms of heartburn by changing eating habits. In your effort to avoid acid reflux you should try to identify and avoid foods that can cause negative impact on you. You should always avoid hot and spicy food especially curry, soft drinks and preserved foods. Try to avoid or eat less fried and fatty foods.
There are other aspects that you may need to do if you want to avoid any symptoms of acid reflux. You should eat little amount of food. Eat slowly, chew food and avoid gulping. Do not eat when feeling worried, anxious or upset. Eat in a calm environment and slowly. Eating when under pressure will cause indigestion to occur in the stomach. You must quit smoking. Cigarette smoking can increase the amount of air swallowed and cause indigestion.