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11 Symptoms of Acid Reflux

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9. Burping

Burping or belching is the involuntary or sometimes voluntary noisy release of air from the mouth. The process is the body’s way of expelling excess air from the system. It is also a normal reflex caused by swallowing too much air.

Or the same may be caused by acid reflux when stomach acid backs up into the esophagus. This can cause the individual to swallow more air than usual and then burp frequently.

10. Dysphagia

Dysphagia involves more time as well as effort to propel the food or drink from the mouth to the stomach. Many sufferers of acid reflux report this common symptom where they experience a sensation of food sticking in the chest or not passing down the esophagus easily. Some report a heightened awareness of food passing through the esophagus.

While this sensation may be produced by a constriction in the esophagus, the same can also happen as a result of increased sensitivity in the area.

11. Weight gain

Carrying extra weight has been linked to many health conditions and has been identified as a potential trigger for many others. One of the problems linked with excess weight is acid reflux where the extra weight increases abdominal pressure and making stomach content backflow or acid leakage more probable.

Even temporary weight gain, as that during pregnancy, has the potential to cause acid reflux but the symptoms will likely clear once weight returns to normal. Losing the excess weight is an effective lifestyle change recommended to manage the symptoms of acid reflux.