QUESTION & ANSWER
Q: What are the symptoms of acid reflux?

Was this helpful?
6
A:

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

Was this helpful?
6
View All Acid Reflux and GERD Articles
THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.
  1. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. http://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/related-conditions/gastroesophageal-reflux-disease 
  2. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gerd/symptoms-causes/syc-20361940