A hiatal hernia, a stomach abnormality, is a common cause of acid reflux disease. This happens when the upper part of the stomach and the LES move above the diaphragm, which is a muscle that connects your stomach to your chest. Normally, the diaphragm aids in the retention of stomach acid. However, if you have a hiatal hernia, acid can move up into your oesophagus and cause acid reflux symptoms.
Heartburn a burning sensation that can spread from your stomach to your abdomen, chest, or even your throat.
A sour or bitter-tasting acid backs up into your throat or mouth, causing regurgitation.
Other symptoms of acid reflux disease include:
In certain cases, a combination of lifestyle changes and over-the-counter drugs is all that is needed to control acid reflux disease symptoms.
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