Acid reflux is characterized typically by heartburn or burning in chest, or acid taste in throat which is due to back flow of acidic stomach contents to the esophagus or food pipe from the stomach. Acid reflux develops when the valve at the lower part of the esophagus or food pipe does not close tightly with the stomach contraction allowing the acidic stomach contents regurgitate or flow back causing damage. You might experience the following symptoms if you have acid reflux.
These symptoms are not something that should be ignored– particularly because it’s often a sign of an underlying condition known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This can lead to various health complications including:
Seek immediate attention if you:
Do you need treatment for acid reflux? Call Gastroenterology Institute of Orlando, FL at 407-201-3686 to learn more about treatment!