I found this information in an article - on the symptoms of heart burn:
Many people have different acid reflux-related heartburn triggers, but most people have similar heartburn symptoms.
- A burning feeling in the chest just behind the breastbone that occurs after eating and lasts a few minutes to several hours.
- Chest pain, especially after bending over, lying down, or eating.
- Burning in the throat -- or hot, sour, acidic or salty-tasting fluid at the back of the throat.
- Difficulty swallowing.
- Feeling of food "sticking" in the middle of the chest or throat.
- Heartburn may cause chronic cough, sore throat, or chronic hoarseness.
Reporting these symptoms is usually all that is needed for your
doctor to make the diagnosis of heartburn. However, your doctor may
perform special tests to determine the severity of your problem or to
monitor your treatment. Special tests may also be needed if you have
unusual symptoms such as weight loss or suffer from the complications of
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