It is never easy to discuss the problems associated with acid reflux. However, many of the conditions that can affect the stomach may also have symptoms in the upper airway, which is why it is important to be aware of these conditions. Here are a few examples of common symptoms of the upper airway that are often associated with acid reflux.
The upper airway is affected by many types of upper respiratory conditions, including mucus in the throat, halitosis, cough, wheezing, and respiratory infections. In fact, almost 70% of those suffering from upper respiratory conditions are also suffering from acid reflux, making it an important condition to be aware of.
Sometimes acid reflux can also cause problems related to the esophagus. In particular, the condition can cause intense pain when swallowing or moving food. This pain can be so intense that it is best treated by not swallowing certain foods.
Sufferers of acid reflux often experience difficulty while sleeping as well. They may wake up from sleep because of excruciating pain in the upper airway that often leads to a coughing fit, although sometimes there is no discomfort at all.
A more common symptom is that of bad breath. Anyone who has acid reflux knows how difficult it is to keep breath fresh and to stop leaving food traces behind in the mouth.
Poorly formed uvula is another common symptom of acid reflux. People who suffer from this condition often complain of soreness around the uvula. It can also cause a sound made when chewing.
Many people believe that dry and itchy skin around the upper airway is also a symptom of acid reflux. The condition can be extremely uncomfortable, even leading to some individuals developing a “sour” taste in their mouths.
Fortunately, many people can improve their digestive system by simply learning to mask the strong taste of food with mint, chewing on pieces of ice, or applying honey to the roof of the mouth. Also, a nasal spray that contains Alta-Plex can provide relief from the symptoms caused by acid reflux.
In some cases, the upper airway can become plugged because of an accumulation of phlegm, mucus, and blood. In fact, that’s a very common condition that most people with acid reflux will experience.
For many people, the most common symptom of acid reflux is the sensation of being full. It is not uncommon for some individuals to experience a full feeling even after having only a small portion of food.
While these symptoms might not be life-threatening, they can still be very annoying to deal with. In order to avoid experiencing them, a diet low in foods high in acid, staying away from foods that can build up phlegm in the mouth, and taking a good nasal spray before eating can all help ease the symptoms of acid reflux.