Jul 19, 2018
Today, Dr. Wade is with us and we’re going to talk about the three things you need to know about acid reflux.
We look at this on almost every single patient. We are trying to decide if we are seeing any signs and symptoms of acid reflux.
A lot of people are not aware of this issue at all. There are so many things that go along with acid reflux. It’s not just heartburn or, “Oh, I had to take something for my stomach because it hurts,” it’s a whole different ball game.
Most people think they don’t have acid reflux specifically because about 30% of the population actually has what’s called “silent reflux” which means that they don’t have the typical signs and symptoms like acid reflux as far as heartburn, burping, chest pain that is happening, sitting right above your heart, kind of in the middle—that is what we call acid reflux or heartburn.
A lot of people may think that they only feel that when they eat tomato sauce or really late at night and laid down. All those things can cause them to have those types of feelings but there’s a ton of people out there who actually are having acid reflux and they don’t even know it, it’s silent.