Acid reflux symptoms are the off-shoots of a poor eating habit. We tend to overwork our digestive system by eating too much. On top of that, the feeling of fullness will leave us with a sense of slack and drowsiness hence, our tendency to lie down flat on our back and rest.
Acid Reflux disorder usually takes place during the night. One faulty habit common among sufferers is their tendency to go to bed a few minutes after having a full meal. This is the point where the acid reflux symptoms begin.
Normal food passage is from the mouth to the stomach passing the esophagus. The stomach will now digest the food ingested. During the process of digestion, the stomach sometimes fail to digest some food for the simple reason that no gravitational force is holding it down.
While the individual lies flat on his back feeling comfortable, the remaining undigested food tends to surge up to the esophagus. The regurgitated food will block the esophagus and will now cause the acid reflux symptoms to take place. The chest will begin to feel pain and experience heartburn.
Aside from the most common symptom of heartburn, there are other acid reflux symptoms we experience and these are:
1. Burning sensation in the throat.
2. The undigested food from the stomach will cause sour and bitter taste.
3. Difficulty inn swallowing due to regurgitation.
4. Constant coughing due to the gastric contents of the stomach.
Now if you are ailing from another disorder, like esophageal injury which means your esophagus is already damaged, or if you have a poor heart condition and in some cases asthma, you will experience other acid reflux symptoms such as :
1. Coughing associated with asthma and asthma itself.
2. Laryngitis by way of hoarseness and constant throat clearing.
3. Dental enamel erosion.
Although there are other signs being attributed to acid reflux symptoms, experts do not give much credence to these since they have not yet been established as medical truths.
Hence, if symptoms such as these appear after your poor eating habit, they may be signs of another disorder and not acid reflux : pharyngitis, sinusitis, recurrent ear infections, and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
In the case of an infant, baby care demands that a child should be made to burp after every feeding and before putting him back in his crib. Any one who is familiar in feeding a child knows how important this is.
As the infant is unable to turn himself over, the infant formula he has ingested will also surge up in the same way it happens to adults. Hence, if you’re presently taking care of a child, take note of the following acid reflux symptoms among infants:
1. Spitting up which will lead to vomiting.
2. Coughing and other respiratory problems.
3. Inconsolable crying which we could not pacify at all due to his discomfort.
4. Refusal to eat hence there is failure to gain weight.
5. Bad breath due to the milk and acid residues.
However, these symptoms may vary from one infant or child to another and should not to be considered as true to all children. Regardless of age, it is best to consult your doctor if these acid reflux symptoms occur. An early diagnosis will prevent the acid reflux in becoming into a potent ulcer and other intestinal problems.