UnderstandingSigns and Symptoms
Heartburn is the most common symptom of acid reflux, but some symptoms may be less obvious. People may experience belching, nausea, regurgitation, a bitter taste, discomfort in the upper abdomen or a dry cough. Symptoms can worsen after eating large meals, while lying down or bending over, and are most noticable at night. Frequent acid reflux may indicate gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a chronic, more severe form of acid reflux that can lead to serious health complications if it goes untreated.