In acid reflux, the stomach contents rise up into the esophagus and cause debilitating symptoms such as heartburn and burping. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including dietary choices, lifestyle choices, and medical conditions. Treatment for acid reflux typically includes lifestyle changes, such as avoiding trigger foods and drinks, and medications to reduce stomach acid production. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to treat severe cases.
1Common Symptoms of Acid Reflux
Acid reflux symptoms can range from heartburn to chest pain and are often worse on lying or after eating a large meal. Other symptoms may include
Heartburn is a common symptom of acid reflux and can be experienced daily, after eating, or during physical activity. It occurs secondary to rise up of stomach acidinto the esophagus, causing a burning sensation in the chest. It may worsen after eating a large meal, lying down, or bending over.