July 12, 2011

Acid Reflux Symptoms in Men

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, affects millions of Americans every year, with most of them experiencing the painful symptoms at least once a month. Determining if you have acid reflux is relatively simple once you learn to recognize the symptoms of acid reflux in men.

The painful discomfort that moves from the stomach to the middle of the abdomen and chest can also affect the throat. While it doesn?t affect your heart, the acid indigestion that causes the pain can make you feel as if your heart is on fire.

If you have ever belched and found that some stomach acid moved back up into your throat or mouth, you have experienced this uncomfortable symptom. The taste can be sour or bitter, and it may contain some of your stomach contents.

General stomach pain or discomfort is referred to as dyspepsia. Burping, bloating, overly full stomach, nausea that occurs eating and upper abdominal pain are some of the symptoms.

Acid reflux will gradually damage the interior of your esophagus. As this occurs, swallowing will become more difficult and can even become painful. If you have a sore throat that won?t go away, it may actually be a damaged esophagus from acid reflux.

Nausea after eating
If you find that your stomach is upset after you eat more than 20% of the time, you should make an appointment with your doctor to determine if you have acid reflux or a more serious condition.

Serious Symptoms
There are some symptoms that can indicate serious problems and should not be ignored. These include weight loss, blood seen in vomit, stools that are tarry or maroon in color, painful swallowing, wheezing, hoarseness, chronic sore throat, nausea that lasts for several days and hiccups that never stop.

Signs that it’s a Heart Attack instead of Indigestion
If you experience any of the following symptoms you should call 9-1-1 immediately as you may have having a heart attack.

  • pain that is in the neck, jaw or shoulder
  • shortness of breath, even if there is no chest pain
  • dizziness, nausea, lightheaded feeling
  • sweating at the same time the chest is hurting

Understanding Acid Reflux
Acid reflux symptoms are most likely to strike during certain circumstances. Eating a large or heavy meal can bring them on, as can bending over or trying to lift something heavy. Lying on your back can also bring the pain on. Many people find that the symptoms are more severe at night for this reason.

Foods to Avoid
Certain foods can make the reflux worse and should be avoided. These include citrus fruits and acidic vegetables, chocolate, spicy foods, garlic, onions, tomatoes, peppermint and caffeine. Avoiding these foods may help you avoid the misery of acid reflux.

For more information on acid reflux symptoms and cures be sure to download the Reflux Remedy Report at refluxrememdy.com today!

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July 12, 2011

Anonymous @ 7:25 pm

Nice information, keep it up I love thats its short and precise.

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