Acid Reflux Symptoms
Heartburn, also called acid indigestion, is one of the most common symptoms of acid reflux. It refers to a painful, burning sensation or sense of discomfort that occurs in the middle of your abdomen and rises up through your chest and/or throat. Despite its name, heartburn does not affect your heart.
Another common acid reflux symptom, regurgitation describes the sensation of acid rising up into your throat or mouth. Regurgitation may produce a sour or bitter taste, and can sometimes cause burping and vomiting.
When symptoms occur
Acid reflux symptoms most often occur:
- after eating a heavy meal
- when bending over, or lifting a heavy object
- when lying down, especially on your back
- at night