Have you experienced a tight feeling in your throat that left you feeling uncomfortable and restless? Sometimes you may even have even experienced difficulty swallowing, which can be quite alarming. This tightness in throat feeling may appear occasionally or frequently and in some cases, you may be able to diagnose the root cause of the problem. While it is usually not serious, if the feeling continues to persist, it is always best to check with the doctor to rule out any serious causes.
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.
When a muscle in the body is stretched out beyond its capacity, it reacts to protect itself from damage or tear by contracting, causing a muscle spasm. Even though spasms are extremely painful, there are usually short lived and go away within a week or two. Spasms can occur in different parts of the body leading to different symptoms. In this post, we’ll discuss the causes for muscle spasms in neck and shoulders and how to effectively treat them.
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.