Acid Reflux


What you need to know about Acid Reflux


Acid RefluxAcid reflux is when stomach acid washes up and irritates your throat. Although its symptoms can be troubling, acid reflux is not life threatening.


Although throat symptoms can be felt at any time, you may notice them most when you are lying down. You may have acid reflux if you have one or more of the following symptoms:


• Frequent need to clear your throat

• Feeling like you’re choking

• Chronic cough

• Hoarseness

• Trouble swallowing

• Sensation of having ‘a lump in the throat’

• Sour or acid taste

• Recurrent sore throat


You can ease your symptoms by making some simple diet and lifestyle changes. If needed, the physician may also suggest medications that may help.

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