Acidity is a common medical condition that can range in severity from mild to serious caused due to excess production of acid. Our stomach usually produces gastric acids by the glands which help in digestion. Lack of digestion and constipation is also common in people who have acidity. Nausea, sour taste in the mouth, constipation, restlessness and burning sensation in the stomach & throat are other signs. Many people experience acidity related problems from time to time.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the chronic, more severe form of acid reflux. Heartburn is a symptom of acid reflux and GERD. GERD occurs when stomach acid frequently flows back into the tube connecting your mouth and stomach (esophagus). This backwash (acid reflux) can irritate the lining of your esophagus.
Irregular eating pattern, alcohol, smoking, stress, fat diets, more non- vegetarian, oily foods can cause this problems. Chest pain, difficulty swallowing, regurgitation of food or sour liquid, sensation of a lump in throat are common signs and symptoms of this GERD. Most people face the discomfort of GERD with lifestyle changes and over-the-counter medications.