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Acid reflux is the condition that most of us suffer from and many do not even know that. It has symptoms like many other conditions, but they can be overlooked by the majority. What is important to know is what those symptoms are and what to do about acid reflux.
It is essential that once you think you are suffering from acid reflux to go and get treated. As longer as this condition goes untreated, as worst the things get. It can end up permanently damaging your throat or your esophagus. Treatment is available. At the first sign of acid reflux, go to the doctor and get treated.
The most common symptom in acid reflux is a burning sensation. This can happen after a meal rich in oil or spices. Even after eating french fries we can feel this burn in our chest.
Besides the burning sensation, which is the most common and can happen even to children, many other symptoms can tell us we are suffering from acid reflux. Some of them include a bad breath, a sore throat, regurgitation, cough, even yellow teeth, in spite our thorough hygiene of the mouth. This symptoms may end up to be just as bad as the burning sensations that one feels and should not be looked at with less interest.
Another big symptom of acid reflux is chest pain. Together with the burning sensation, this is one of the most misunderstood signs of this condition. It is generally believed that when you get chest pains, you may have a heart attack. Yes, this can be true, but you may also be suffering from acid reflux. Well, it does not matter much now. It is a very good thing to go to the doctor when you fell chest pains because this is a matter of live and death.
Heratburn is another important symptom of acid reflux condition. It has this name because the pain that one feels is a burning sensation that comes from the heart area and spreads to the whole chest. There are two reasons why this pain feels like it is coming from the heart:
- the acidity that comes up through the throat inflicts a lot of apin;
- bad vibes are created;
To better distinguished between a heartburn and chest pains, you must know that heartburn decreases or increases with the amount of food we eat. But when you really do have problems with your heart the pain is more intense and you have the impression that your heart is about to burst.
In any of these cases, the best thing to do is get help as soon as possible.
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