Acid Reflux syndrome is associated with symptoms such as nausea and heart burn. Some people may also feel regurgitations of acid or food taken. Chest pain though not commonly, is also experienced by individuals. However, if such a situation is present it is always suggested to consult a physician to check out on any heart problems if there are any.
The Mayo clinic states that chest pain that is associated with heart problems are usually the effects of acid reflux disease, also known as GERD (Gastro Esophageal reflux). To be sure on the matter that the chest pain is occurring due to acid reflux, the doctors may conduct various tests to check and determine acid amounts inside the esophagus. Esophagus is the tube like part that transports the food to the stomach. An inspection on the symptoms diary is equally handy in determining whether or not the pain is linked to acid reflux. If besides the chest pain, other symptoms are also present, then it is concluded by the doctors that the pain is brought on by acid reflux syndrome.
A maximum of 66% of chest pain cases that are not associated to heart problems have diagnosed to be related to acid reflux syndrome. Of course there can also be other reasons for non cardiac heart aches such as increased awareness to pain in a number of organs. According to researches it is known that the muscles of certain organs act sensitively and very promptly send signals of pain to the brain, although the reason is yet not clear but studies continue.
After it is confirmed that your chest pain is not associated to heart problems, the medication of chest reflux syndrome is similar to chest reflux itself. The doctors usually prescribe antacids or sometimes proton pump inhibitors to suffering patients. Acid reflux symptoms needs to be closely watched to prevent the stomach acid from harming the Esophagus. This should though be clear that acid reflux syndrome does not affect Esophagus.
It is also a preferred method of treating acid reflux symptoms by many people to use herbs and botanicals or lifestyle and dietary modifications. If these succeed in reducing stomach acid it will considerably decrease acid reflux chest pain. Change in lifestyle includes quitting tobacco, alcohol and losing weight. To change diet pattern you can take small meals on small intervals and avoid fried, fatty, processed and acidic foods.
Among herbs as well as botanicals, fennel seed or fennel oil, ginger root, aloe and chamomile are the main sources of relieving acid reflux syndrome. Many herbalists combine these and other herbs to prepare a medication that will relieve you off acid reflux symptoms.
Acid reflux pain is said to be similar to heart pain, however many people feel only a burning feeling as opposed to a sharp, pressured pain. The percentage of severeness of acid reflux varies greatly in every individual. Some people other than the pain also feel nausea and some even actual vomit. For people who complain vomiting heartburn or acid reflux is the first possibility the doctor’s suspect. But you should not ignore heart pains taking it as acid reflux, consulting a doctor is a must.