You might be wondering, where does the acid come from? A brief explanation of what happens after we eat will help you answer this question.
When we eat food, the stomach produces hydrochloric acid to digest it.
The acid is produced by the stomach lining.
Sometimes this acid may reflux into the esophagus causing the inflammation.
The stomach lining does not get affected by this acid since it has a mucus membrane that protects it.
The acid and sometimes fluid leaves the stomach if the lower esophageal sphincter that connects the stomach and the esophagus is faulty.
Normally food and fluids are only supposed to enter the stomach and not leave through this sphincter.
Acid reflux pain is felt in the upper chest like a burning sensation.
Sometimes it can be so severe that one may confuse it with a heart attack.
To most people the pain is mild and it does not affect there mode of life.
Acid reflux pain can be suppressed by medication.
When taking medication note that you are only dealing with the symptoms not the route cause of the illness.
You should therefore try to find the cause of the disease.
Acid reflux pain is as a result of too much acid being produced in the stomach and then refluxing into the esophagus.
What is causing your stomach to produce the excess acid? Are you overeating? Are you eating just before bedtime? Are you eating to much of acid fruits, fatty foods or spicy foods? These are some of the causes of the acid reflux pain.