What Are The Symptoms?
The most commonly reported symptom of acid reflux is heartburn. This symptom is characterized by pain or a burning sensation that can be described as being anywhere from the stomach up to the throat. Another common symptom is regurgitation, which is when the patient can feel and taste the stomach acid as it travels up to the mouth. Some patients also experience excessive hiccuping, especially around meal times. More mild symptoms include a chronic cough, sore throat, nausea, and unintended weight loss. However, if acid reflux occurs often enough without treatment, the symptoms can progress to more severe problems like ulcers or dysphagia.