Q: What are the symptoms of acid reflux?

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Acid reflux is also called GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Symptoms of acid reflux include frequent heartburn twice a week or more; burning or discomfort in the chest behind the breastbone; burping; and having an acid taste in your mouth. Other acid reflux symptoms include:

  • Bad breath, chronic cough, hoarseness, or laryngitis

  • Nausea

  • New or worsening asthma or breathing problems

  • Tasting stomach contents or sour liquid in the back of the throat or mouth

  • Swallowing problems, throat tightness, choking, or feeling like there is a lump in the throat

  • Wearing away of tooth enamel or cavities

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  2. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.