Acid reflux is a common problem, but unfortunately it isn’t simple to spot and treat. Sometimes acid reflux symptoms aren’t obvious and they can easily be mistaken for something else.
Chest pain occurs because stomach acid is splashing into the esophagus. The pain can last extremely long and be more intense than expected. Sometimes heartburn is mistaken for a heart attack. Chest pain shouldn’t be ignored, especially if it gets worse with exercise.
Heartburn is caused when you lie down or bend over and the acid that is supposed to be in your stomach escapes into your esophagus. A simple explanation for this is gravity. When you’re sitting up straight gravity helps keep your food in your stomach, therefore, preventing heartburn. For this reason people with chronic heartburn raise the head of their bed.
Bitter Taste & Extra Saliva:
When acid escapes from your stomach it can make its way back into your throat, leaving a bitter taste in your mouth. In extreme cases this can cause choking. If you suddenly start producing extra saliva, it is highly suggestive of acid reflux. If you have extra saliva it could be your body trying to wash an irritant out of your esophagus.
When your voice starts cracking and you sound hoarse you might think that you’re in the early stages of a cold, but this could be another symptom for heartburn. If stomach acid seeps into your esophagus it can irritate your vocal cords. When your voice sounds more hoarse than usual after you’ve eaten, then you might have acid reflux.
Looking for home remedies?
Gum stimulates the salivary flow rate. Acid that accumulates in the gut is washed away and cleared more quickly. The clearance of acid improves acid reflux symptoms.
Aloe is usually used to soothe burns, and it can do the same thing for your stomach. It is recommended that you drink ½ cup before your meals, although you should be careful because the juice can also be a laxative.