What is Acid Reflux, And Why Is It Increasing?
Acid Reflux happens when the muscle which makes sure food stays in your stomach. This muscle is called esophageal sphincter valve, or LES for short. When the muscle does not close properly, or opens up when it shouldn’t, stomach acid can move up into the esophagus. This is very unpleasant, and will cause a burning sensation in your chest, or throat. It it happens on a frequent basis, doctors will say that you suffer from Acid Reflux.
It isn’t dangerous, but can indicate that there is something wrong in this part of your body, and you should get it checked out. Most of the time, doctors will recommend an anti acid and ask you to watch your diet.
Symptoms of Acid Reflux
The must common symptoms are regurgitation of food and a burning sensation. But, if you stomach is producing excess acid, you may also find you are suffering from bloating, frequent hiccups and and burping. There are also other symptoms such as nausea, sore and inflamed throat as the throat reacts to the acid. Weight loss is another associated symptom along with dark stools and maybe even vomiting.