9. Nighttime Choking

Many people experience heartburn symptoms at night, and they can be quite unpleasant and disruptive. “For some people, attacks of choking and retching about an hour after going to bed may signal acid reflux,” says Nazario.” Avoid late-night eating and drinking to help reduce these symptoms.”

10. Burping

Many of the same things that contribute to gas also cause acid reflux, according to healthline.com, which means you may feel the urge to burp more than usual. Although some people think belching can relieve acid reflux, it can actually make it worse.

If you feel like you have a chronically-sore throat, acid reflux could be to blame. “The almost constant perception of a lump in the throat (irrespective of swallowing), has been related to GERD in some studies,” says Carlton. “However, you can have a sensation of a lump in the throat for other reasons, including anxiety or a hyper-reactive upper esophageal sphincter rather than reflux.

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