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What are the symptoms of acid reflux?

Symptoms of acid reflux include:
  • Burning pain behind the breastbone that may or may not radiate up toward your neck (heartburn)
  • Heartburn that worsens when you eat, lie down, or bend over
  • Feeling that food or other stomach contents are coming back up into your throat
  • Sour or bitter taste in the back of your mouth
Occasional acid reflux may be painful, but it's usually not something to worry about. However, when acid reflux happens frequently (two or more times a week, for example) it could cause some serious health complications.

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