Symptoms of Acidity

The main symptoms of acidity are Heartburn and Dyspepsia.

Heartburn is more common in night when the person is lying down and can be recovered temporarily by sitting up in a straight posture.It can be felt by a deeply placed, burning pain in the chest behind the sternum (breast-bone). It generally takes place after meals and is precipitated by increase in intra-abdominal pressure like straining or lifting weights. Regurgitation of the gastric contents can also happen.The usual symptoms of ulcers are characterized by pain that can be either localized or diffuse. Sometimes it radiates to the back or to the chest.

Dyspepsia causes a burning or an aching pain in the upper abdomen, sometimes described as a stabbing sensation which penetrates through the gut.Soetimes there may be no pain, but only a feeling of indigestion, fullness, bloating, flatulence or nausea. When this happens due to duodenal ulcer,the pain is relieved by taking a meal.But in the case of a gastric ulcer eating may worsen the pain.

Peptic ulcer disease also known as non-ulcer dyspepsia, can sometimes occur without symptoms. Symptoms may also arise when there is no ulcer present.

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