Do you experience bloating of the stomach, constant burping, and regurgitation after a meal? These symptoms may not be serious. If you’re constantly affected by it, it may be sign that you are suffering from acid reflux and you should change your gerd diet. Acid reflux is a condition in which the stomach acids flow back into the esophagus (food pipe) causing irritation and pain. You may also experience severe pain in the chest, near the heart. This is called heartburn and is one of the consequences of acid reflux. Both terms, however are often used interchangeably. If acidity reflux is chronic or long lasting, it is referred to as GERD.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic digestive disease that occurs when the contents of the stomach flow back into the food pipe irritating the lining of the esophagus. GERD is the consequence of chronic acid reflux or heartburn. Acid reflux is usually such a common problem that you would think it easy to treat. But sometimes, the symptoms are not so obvious, making it easy to mistake it for something else. While in most situations, GERD symptoms can be managed with over-the-counter medications and lifestyle changes, if left untreated, it can lead to Barrett’s esophagus, a precursor to cancer. Therefore it is essential that you are aware of the common and hidden symptoms of GERD.