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What Are The Symptoms Of Acidity?

Understanding the Unpleasant Signs of Acidity.

  • 07 Nov 2023
  • 3 min read

You might experience acidity symptoms when your body produces excess acid. This acid comes from the gastric glands in your stomach and can result from various factors. If you have irregular eating habits, don't engage in enough physical activity, consume alcohol or smoke, deal with stress, follow fad diets, or have poor eating habits, you could be prone to acidity. Additionally, certain medications like NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) can make you more likely to develop gastric acidity. Let’s look at some common symptoms of acidity so that you can spot them and receive timely medical attention.


Symptoms of acidity

The following is the list of heartburn symptoms.

  • Acid reflux can cause sharp chest pains. But here's the thing – chest pain could also mean something more serious, like a heart attack. So, if you ever experience chest pain, immediately reach out to a healthcare provider.
  • With acid reflux, you might notice a sour taste in your mouth due to stomach acids. This can make you feel nauseous and sometimes lead to vomiting.
  • Nausea is one of the most popular heartburn symptoms. It might stem from your body producing more stomach acid because of the irritation caused by stomach acids in your oesophagus and throat. It can happen independently or be coupled with other symptoms like heartburn, bloating and belching. Keep in mind that frequent nausea could be a hint of underlying medical concerns.
  • As one of the most popular heartburn symptoms, you might experience occasional regurgitation (bringing your swallowed food back to your mouth) – that's not unusual. But if it happens frequently, it could point to acidity. Too much regurgitation might irritate your stomach, oesophagus, and throat linings, causing discomfort and making a medical checkup necessary.
  • Recurring acid reflux can irritate your oesophagus, larynx and voice box due to stomach acid repeatedly coming into contact with these areas. This irritation can lead to a persistent cough, wheezing, and other breathing problems.
  • Your voice box is sensitive to stomach acid, so dealing with acid reflux might mean discomfort while speaking, a sore throat, and changes in your voice. As one of the symptoms of acidity, hoarseness is usually worse in the morning and gets better as the day goes on.
  • As stomach acid moves up into your throat, it can irritate and eventually harm your larynx, which plays a crucial role in swallowing, breathing, and speaking. Swallowing problems are common in people with acidity. It can affect the upper oesophagal sphincter – a barrier between your oesophagus and throat – and make your oesophagus more sensitive to stomach acid, contributing to swallowing difficulties.

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In conclusion, it's crucial for you to be mindful of the symptoms of acidity to ensure your well-being. Factors such as irregular eating habits, consuming certain foods, and lifestyle choices can contribute to acidity. Acid reflux can also result in respiratory issues, hoarseness, and challenges while swallowing. While occasional symptoms of acidity might not be unusual, if it happens often, it could indicate underlying problems. Recognising these indicators and seeking suitable care allows you to proactively address acidity-related issues.

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