Acid reflux generally happens when the acids from the digestive tract are forced back to the valve, referred to lower esophageal sphincter which is normally located between the stomach and the base of the esophagus. This implies that the stomach acids are being regurgitated which eventually irritates the linings of the esophagus, causing inflammation. The case, though is not as serious at is sounds like, it can reasonably signify an unhealthy body condition. This can actually happen to anyone at any age and at anytime. However, acid reflux can merely be one of the manifestations of a more serious condition. One example of these is gastro-esophageal reflux disease. In some cases, acid reflux is the result of overeating, poor appetite, by simply being obese or being pregnant. It, more commonly occurs, upon digestion in which a person tends to feel a burning feeling in their throat and a sour taste at the end of their tongue.
For most common cases of acid reflux symptoms, abdominal pain occurs, or usually called as heartburn. Some people may feel discomfort just below their chest after eating. The feeling of having the need to burp also may occur. Because of too much saliva excretion and the regurgitation of sour taste in the mouth, a person can experience halitosis or vernacularly knows as bad breath. Apart from these manifestations, the person can have their respiratory affected, causing them have troubles in sleeping. Other common signs and symptoms are nausea, difficulty swallowing due to the pain brought about by the irritation in the esophagus, presence of blood in feces and in the vomitus. A person suffering from acid reflux may also experience breathing problems and a great deal of pain.