Hydrochloric acid is very essential and helps in the digestion process. When the amount of hydrochloric acid increases in its level, it leads to acidity problems. This will inevitably gives rise to the inflammation of the mucus membrane. Further, people may be affected with duodenal, peptic and gastric ulcers. The symptoms of all these disorders can be quite confusing.
Acidity will give a burning sensation and can also cause pain in the abdominal region. This can be accommodated by constipation in the advanced stages. If disorder is not treated well the patient can suffer from mental irritation, insomnia and the health will seriously decline. The burning sensation is due to the flow of gastric contents in to the esophagus. The gastric ulcer will erode the segments the GI mucosa. Swallowing becomes difficult in the early stages accompanied by a sour taste. The mouth will be often filled with bitter fluid. Asthma, sneezing, wheezing are some of the common disorders associated with hyper acidity. People from all parts of the world are being affected and there is no age limit as it can attack every single individual. The conditions may get worse if wrong food items are included in daily diet.
Some people might get confused the symptoms reflux disease with the symptoms heart diseases. Here are certain methods to distinguish between the two.
o Heartache will occur generally after the meals and heart attacks will occur while performing any kinds of activities.
o Hyperacidity is the condition due to the excessive flow of hydrochloric acid but the heart attack will exert some pressure on the walls of the heart which can cause squeezing sensation with shortness of breath.
It is always good to differentiate the symptoms and treat them accordingly. A thorough understanding of this type of disorder will make the treatment process easier.