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Acid Reflux Symptoms
Typical Symptoms of GERD
Refluxing acid can irritate the lining of the esophagus, and it can also irritate the throat or airway structures if it contacts these areas. Symptoms may be worst in the mornings (after you have been lying down) or after meals. Common symptoms of GERD include
sharp or burning chest pain behind the breastbone (heartburn)
regurgitation of partially digested or sour tasting stomach contents
difficulty or pain with swallowing
excessive saliva production
a feeling of a lump in your throat
hoarse or lost voice
a need to repeatedly clear your throat
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