Acid Reflux Overview

What Are The Symptoms?

Symptoms not always associated with acid reflux include chronic coughing, tooth erosion, chest pain, asthma, and laryngitis. However, the most common symptom of this condition is a burning sensation in the throat/esophagus and heartburn.

The burning sensation associated with acid reflux occurs when the sphincter muscle does not open and close properly. The sphincter muscle is located between the stomach and esophagus. When this muscle is not working properly, stomach acids can begin to make their way back up the esophagus, 'burning' the sides of the esophagus, causing the unpleasant sensation linked to acid reflux. Some patients will also experience heartburn in relation to their acid reflux, so this sensation is important to be on the lookout for as well.

Get to know the various causes of acid reflux next.

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