You may not realize it, but stomach acid is a very important part of your digestive system. However, when your stomach is producing extremely strong acids, this can cause problems internally. In fact, you may be experiencing symptoms of acid reflux without even knowing it. West Gastroenterology Medical Group can help you diagnose your acid reflux and find a solution so that you don’t have to deal with the pain and discomfort your stomach acid is causing you. Until you can get into one of our California offices, however, here are a few signs you may indeed have acid reflux.dreamstime_xxl_23219098
1. You feel the burn
Acid reflux happens when the acid from your stomach moves up into your esophagus. When this happens most people experience very painful heartburn in the chest and sometimes even the throat.
2. You have nausea
If you experience nausea frequently after eating, this may be a very good sign that you have acid reflux. Bloating after a meal is also a very good sign that you may suffer from this condition.
3. There are some throat issues
Many people who have acid reflux experience soreness of the throat to a mind degree. If you find, however, that you are constantly experiencing a lump in your throat, soreness of the throat that makes it hard to swallow, hoarseness or that you have sour tasting saliva often, you may be suffering from Gastroesophageal reflux disease which is a more severe kind of acid reflux.
If you think you are someone who suffers from acid reflux and have yet to seek treatment, contact the experts at West Gastroenterology Medical Group and make an appointment today!