Acid Reflux (Heartburn); Common Signs & Emergency Symptoms

7. Difficulty in swallowing

Dysphagia or difficulty in swallowing affects 1 out of 25 persons each year. In this condition, it becomes painful or difficult to swallow anything. There are a lot of potential causes of this condition and acid reflux disease is one of them. Besides acid reflux, it can develop due to

In the case of acid reflux disease, the underlying cause of dysphagia is the constant regurgitation of the acid and food particles. Stomach contents are harmful and cause inflammation of the tissues, which is why you may feel intense pain and burning sensation while eating. As the disease progresses, many patients even avoid eating solid foods and shift their nutrient intake to fluids. This further leads to less supply of nutrients to the body, malabsorption, loss of appetite and a significant weight loss.