Women Acid Reflux

April 20, 2011

Acid Reflux Symptoms In Women

Acid reflux disease is a fairly common disease that has no discrimination based on age, sex or gender. This condition develops when the acid and enzymes found in the stomach that are used to break down foods and aid in proper digestion escape the stomach rising to the esophagus causing great pain and discomfort. Constant acid reflux can be of great detriment to the esophagus as it can eventually cause damage to the lining of the esophagus. The problem with acid reflux is that there is no known cure for the condition. Once one begins to suffer from acid reflux it can grow to be a constant nuisance. The trick is to find remedies that lessen the likelihood of acid reflux onset.

Men and women both suffer from acid reflux. Women most commonly complain of acid reflux during pregnancy. The good news for women who experience acid reflux as a result of pregnancy is that often times after giving birth the acid reflux tends to go away.

There are several common symptoms for acid reflux. A few acid reflux symptoms that may be experienced by women are:

  • Heartburn: Heartburn is the most common acid reflux symptom. Heartburn is a result of stomach acids moving to the esophagus after eating. Heartburn is generally felt in the chest cavity but there have been cases where people have complained of feeling heartburn in the throat or abdomen. If the heartburn is striking and immediate it can often be mistaken for a heart attack.
  • Vomiting: Though vomiting can be a result of morning sickness due to pregnancy it can also be a result of acid reflux. Vomiting can be a result of the pregnant body rejecting the food that is consumed or it may be a response of the acid reflux.
  • Nausea: Nausea is a little less common than vomiting. Nausea can also be confused with reflux when it may in fact just be a result of pregnancy in women. If the nausea is a result of the acid reflux it is not generally experienced with the most common acid reflux symptom, heartburn.
  • Sore throat: Sore throat is a result of acid reflux disease as well. Sore throat usually occurs as a result of constant irritation to the esophagus and a thinning of the esophagus lining due to stomach acids causing throat irritation. Loss of voice or a scratchy hoarse sound usually happens with this esophagus irritation.
  • Coughing: Chronic cough can develop as a result of sore throat.
  • Trouble swallowing: When there is acid build up in the esophagus, the acid tends to block the passageway to the esophagus down to the stomach which is all necessary for the digestion of food. Difficulty swallowing can create a fear or neglect for eating which can in turn cause nausea which can result in vomiting. It is important to get the trouble with swallowing under control as to lessen the other symptoms.

These are just a few acid reflux symptoms in women. For more symptoms and to find treatment for these symptoms please feel free to visit refluxremedy.com today.

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