Updated: August 17, 2020
Acid reflux is also known as heartburn, acid indigestion, or pyrosis that happens when some of the acidic stomach contents go back up into the esophagus. Acid reflux creates a burning pain in the lower chest area, often after eating.
Common symptoms of acid reflux include:
Acid reflux is often confused with other chest complaints such as heart attack, pneumonia, chest wall pain or pulmonary embolus. If there is no improvement in heartburn symptoms with lifestyle changes, antacids, or acid-blocking medications then you are diagnosed with acid reflux disease. Some other test can be conducted to confirm acid Reflux Disease.
This test can be conducted to find out the problems in your esophagus or stomach by inserting a long, flexible, lighted tube with a camera down your throat.
This test can be conducted to check the amount of acid in your esophagus. In this test a device is inserted into your esophagus and place it for 1 to 2 days to measure the amount of acid in your esophagus.
This test can be conducted to check the performance of the esophagus and lower esophageal sphincter.
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