10 Strange Symptoms Of Acid Reflux

Although you may assign them to other conditions, it is advisable to seek the help of a specialist to find out if you have acid reflux and get appropriate treatment to relieve it.
10 strange symptoms of acid regurgitation

Symptoms of acid regurgitation, also called gastroesophageal reflux or just reflux, occur when the contents of the stomach such as food and gastric juice or acids rise up the esophagus towards the mouth.

Although it does not always reach the mouth, it tends to travel up the esophagus, to a length of around 40 cm, and can cause a burning sensation or acidity.

Acid reflux tends to occur when the body is tilted or when lying down after eating a large or fatty meal. It happens most easily in the evening, when you go to bed.

If you tend to suffer from this problem, we recommend that you sleep with the top of the bed tilted up, instead of sleeping horizontally.

Heartburn is the most common sign, but there are other strange symptoms of acid reflux that we will tell you about here:

1. Increased salivation

One of the first strange symptoms of acid reflux that you will experience is excessive salivation, and this can happen while eating.

Symptoms of acid regurgitation

What will happen is that you will feel that the amount of saliva is greater than usual. This is a mechanism of the salivary glands that prepares to digest the food you eat better.

2. Pneumonia

If we talk about strange symptoms of reflux, pneumonia is one of the least expected.

  • This happens when the stomach acids travel up into the esophagus, where they not only cause irritation, but in some cases can also reach the lungs.
  • If this happens, you may suffer from a lung infection and get pneumonia as a result of acid regurgitation.

3. Chest pain

The third strange symptom of acid regurgitation tends to be associated more with heart attack than reflux.

However, in many cases chest pain occurs due to reflux, and although it is not serious, you should go to the hospital or emergency room.

4. Sour taste in the mouth

Sour taste in the mouth

When stomach acid rises up the esophagus, it can cause a sour taste in the back of the  throat.

  • This taste stays there for a few hours and mainly affects the taste of foods.
  • Some people associate this problem with a lack of oral hygiene or liver problems. Rather than being in doubt, check to see if you experience any of the other strange symptoms of acid regurgitation.

5. Snoring and breathing problems while sleeping

Do you experience respiratory problems? Do they increase or get worse at night? This can be due to acid reflux which causes a “whistle” when it rises from the stomach.

Similarly , stomach acids can reach the airways and cause irritation and infection with episodes of coughing and wheezing at night.

6. Problems digesting food

When acid reflux is silent and not treated for a long time, the  stomach acids in the esophagus leave scars and burns.

This will affect the passage of food because you begin to experience unpleasant feelings when you eat.

  • The most common feeling is itching when you swallow.
  • Sour or spicy foods will cause the biggest problems.
  • To avoid this becoming a problem that prevents you from maintaining a varied diet, try to treat the symptoms of acid regurgitation as soon as possible.
Problems digesting food

7. Heartburn

Another strange example of symptoms of acid regurgitation occurs when stomach acids rise in the esophagus. The sensation can vary from person to person and can be difficult to identify  at first.

Depending on the intensity, you may experience it as a mild discomfort or an intense pain in the chest.

8. Vomiting

This is the feeling that appears when the acid moves up into the esophagus. In some cases, it can cause vomiting.

  • If this happens often, it can damage the tooth enamel and cause dental problems.

9. Dyspepsia

Dyspepsia is indigestion accompanied by discomfort in the upper abdomen. Sometimes it is painful and it is always present as a symptom of acid regurgitation.

Some may feel:

  • Flatulence
  • The feeling of being too full
  • Abdominal pain
  • Raping

If you have any of the symptoms of acid regurgitation, it is advisable to talk to a doctor to prevent complications such as ulcers or cancer.

10. Dry cough

The last of the strange symptoms of reflux is that it tends to give a feeling of a lump in the throat.

This feeling is very uncomfortable, so you will feel the need to cough or open up your throat often.

Recognize strange symptoms of acid regurgitation

Chest pain

Have you noticed one or more of these symptoms in yourself or someone close to you? In that case, it is advisable to seek the help of a specialist to undergo the necessary examinations to find out if you have acid reflux.

With a timely diagnosis, treatment is easier, and it is usually enough to change some habits or adjust your diet, by eliminating or including certain foods.

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