Heartburn, regurgitation, and dyspepsia are a few of the most common gastroensophageal reflux symptoms.
Also called acid indigestion, heartburn is a burning pain or discomfort that can move up from your stomach to the middle of your abdomen and chest. The pain can also move into your throat. Despite its name, heartburn doesn't affect your heart.
Another common symptom of gastroensophagel reflux is regurgitation -- or the sensation of acid backing up into your throat or mouth. Regurgitation produces a sour or bitter taste, and one may experience a "wet burp" or even vomit some contents of your stomach.
Many people with gastroensophageal reflux also have a syndrome called dyspepsia. Dyspepsia is a general term for stomach discomfort. Symptoms of dyspepsia include:
Nausea after eating
Stomach fullness or bloating
Upper abdominal pain and discomfort
The symptoms associated with gastroensophageal reflux may be a sign that stomach acid has inflamed your esophagus. When stomach acid enters an individuals esophagus, it can damage the lining it's and cause bleeding
Although gastroensophageal reflux is extremely common and rarely serious, don't ignore your gastroensophageal reflux symptoms
When do gastroensophageal reflux symptoms occur?
Gastroensophageal reflux symptoms most often occur:
After eating rich, or heavy meals
Bending over or limiting objects after eating
Lying down on one’s back
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