Can Chest Pain Be Caused by Acid Reflux?

Q:
Can chest pain be caused by acid reflux?

A:
Yes, chest pain can be caused by acid reflux. In fact, when people experience chest pain, many of them think they’re having a heart attack. But it could also be an acid reflux.

Chest pain is a common symptom of acid reflux. To understand why acid reflux can cause chest pain, you have to know how acid reflux occurs.
Acid reflux happens when the acid moves out of the stomach. Normally, the LES valve keeps the acid inside the stomach. But when it is weakened and fails to do its job, the acid escapes the stomach and travels to the oesophagus. When this happens, the oesophagus reacts in such a way as to cause the chest pain.

 

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