Acid Reflux Treatment

Acid Reflux Symptoms and Complications

The most common acid reflux and GERD symptoms include:

  • Heartburn
  • Bitter taste in your mouth, periodically or (for some people) throughout the day (some people taste regurgitated food or sour liquid at the back of their mouths/throats)
  • Waking up in the middle of the night feeling like you’re choking or coughing
  • Dry mouth
  • Gum irritation, including tenderness and bleeding
  • Bad breath
  • Regurgitation of acidic foods
  • Bloating after meals and during bouts of symptoms
  • Nausea
  • Bloody vomiting (possible sign of damage in the lining of the esophagus)
  • Black stools
  • Belching, gassiness, burping and flatulence after meals
  • Hiccups that are difficult to stop
  • Difficulty swallowing (a possible sign of narrowing esophagus)
  • Unexpected weight loss
  • Increased discomfort when bending over or lying down
  • Hoarseness upon waking or throughout the day
  • Chronic throat irritation, soreness and dryness

Supplements for Acid Reflux Treatment

Daily Digest Digestive enzymes — Take six capsules of a high-quality digestive enzyme at the start of each meal. Digestive enzymes help foods fully digest and nutrients absorb properly.

Probiotics — Take 25–50 billion units of high-quality probiotics daily. Adding healthy bacteria helps balance the digestive tract and crowd out bad bacteria that can lead to indigestion, leaky gut and poor absorption of nutrients. It also help if you have h.pylori.

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