Acid Reflux - A Surprising Cause of Sore Throat

By: Bob Cox

As if it's not bad enough having heartburn, people with acid reflux are also at risk for chronic sore throat. Although it may not be clear why at first, I think you'll find it makes perfect sense.
Acid reflux, of course, describes acid from the stomach refluxing (that is, backing up) from the stomach into the esophagus. Since the esophagus doesn't have the same line as the stomach, the acid can cause damage, just as you would expect damage if you spilled acid on your skin.
The most common symptom associated with acid reflux is a burning sensation in the chest. this is what most people mean when they say they have heartburn.
However if there's a lot of reflux, for example if somebody 80 really large meal and the stomach is very full, the acid can back up even farther. In that case people can have what amounts to an acid burn all along their esophagus and even into the back of the throat.
This is what acid reflux sore throat is all about. It's irritation in the back of the throat as result of acid from the stomach backing all the way up the esophagus. The acid can even leak into the windpipe causing lung and breathing problems.
Another indication a person might have acid reflux as a cause of their sore throat is if they also knows a metallic taste. That taste is characteristic of acid.
One surprising thing about this problem is that some people have a chronic sore throat but no heartburn or other G.I. problem to suggest reflux as to cause. Obviously that makes it more difficult to diagnose. Keep that in mind if you have a persistent sore throat that just doesn't get better.

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You can find out more about this unusual complication of acid reflux at: Acid Reflux Sore Throat There's a lot of other good information on that site as well. I highly recommend that you visit Treat Acid Reflux Now to find out more about this common health issue and what you can do about it.

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