Advertisement
Advertisement

. Common Symptoms

Acid reflux, in most cases, is caused by a confluence of stomach content and stomach acids going in reverse from the stomach into the esophagus and sometimes into the mouth. There is nothing good about this sudden shift to reverse when the contents of your stomach are returning with corrosive stomach acid. While not usually dangerous, it's certainly not a pleasant experience for most.

The cause of Acid reflux can be no more than an upset stomach or a particularly spicy or acidic meal. It can be considerably more severe if a regular occurrence. This seriousness is often rooted in the types of symptoms you're experiencing and more importantly their frequency. Acid reflux affects as many as one in five Americans regularly, but that paints a picture with too small of a brush. If you're taking antacids each day or your reflux is frequently returning, there is a potential for a more serious issue.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has inherent consequences if untreated and can even be fatal in the evening while you're sleeping by allowing stomach contents and stomach acid to block the esophagus. Heartburn by itself rarely represents something serious. It does, however, range from an annoyance, to downright painful. Dyspepsia is a bit more serious; it's a type of heartburn that can cause you to become panicky and cause considerable pain for many it affects.

Scroll Down

to Check your Symptoms

logo

Symptom Checker

Compare your symptoms to our database and identify potential factors and possible treatments.

This tool does not provide medical advice and does not replace professional medical consultation. The information provided is a list of possible causes but is not an actual diagnosis. All users should seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional for a diagnosis and answers to their medical questions. By using the Symptom Checker, you agree to the Facty.com Terms of Website Use and its Privacy Policy.
Age
Advertisement

Acid reflux is responsible for nearly 60% of emergency room visits when chest pain presents and heart attacks are suspects. Those that experience frequent and persistent heartburn and acid reflux should see a doctor. Those sleeping with acid reflux should make sure they are sleeping on their stomachs.

  • Heartburn
  • Bad Taste In The Mouth (Sour)
  • Regurgitation
  • Issues Swallowing
  • Dyspepsia
  • Advertisement

    More on Facty Health

    Disclaimer

    This site offers information designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on any information on this site as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or as a substitute for, professional counseling care, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional.