Tuesday, November 17, 2009

How to Recognize GERD Symptoms

How to Recognize GERD Symptoms

Knowing how to recognize GERD symptoms will help you to relieve your symptoms as soon as they appear. GERD is gastric reflux or gastroesophageal reflux. GERD can be very common among people that have asthma or allergies. GERD can be treated naturally at home or in more severe cases by medication prescribed by your doctor.

ASTHMA - Check for symptoms of asthma. Asthma and allergies can be a sign of GERD.
Symptoms such as:

Uncontrollable asthma or asthma that requires more and more medication to keep under control.

Asthma that starts as an adult.

Asthma that gets worse at night, after meals, after exercise or when lying down.

HEART BURN - Check for the symptoms of heart burn. Having the feeling of heart burn, burping, belching and acid taste in the mouth can call be symptoms of GERD.
Knowing how to recognize GERD symptoms can help you to seek help sooner.

ACID TASTE - Tasting acid in your mouth after you have bent over or are stooping.

UNCOMMON SYMPTOMS - Check to see if you have any of the rare symptoms of GERD such as: Frequent pneumonia or bronchitis, difficulty swallowing or choking, sore throat, chest pain, sinusitis and post nasal drip.

TREATMENT - Talk to your doctor about the numerous prescriptions now available to treat GERD. Use the medication as prescribed and change your habits at home to relieve symptoms. Eat smaller portions, exercise, lose weight if needed, avoid alcohol, cigarettes and citrus type foods.

Knowing how to recognize GERD symptoms can bring you the relief you are looking for.

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