When it comes to acid regurgitation it refers to a situation where the material in the stomach goes back involuntarily in the mouth. This is often a problem associated with gastroesophageal reflux. In particular, if the valve that separates the ' esophagus from the stomach is severely damaged, the gastric juices can go back freely through the throat. The problem is particularly serious as it occurs during the night, causing sudden awakening.

Among the possible complications of acid regurgitation include damage to teeth, pneumonia and pulmonary fibrosis.


What diseases can be associated with acid regurgitation?

The following diseases may be associated with acid regurgitation:

  • Esophageal diverticula
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Food intolerance
  • Cleft palate
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Scleroderma

Remember that this is not an exhaustive list and it is highly recommended to consult your doctor, in case of symptom’s persistence.


What is the therapy for acid regurgitation?

A proper lifestyle can help alleviate the problem. You should avoid heavy meals, foods that promote acid secretion in the stomach and lying down immediately after eating. However an acid regurgitation usually indicates an already compromised system, and sometimes even drugs normally used to reduce gastric acidity seem to serve in combat. In such cases it may be necessary to perform surgery to repair the damaged valve.


When is most likely to contact your doctor in case of acid regurgitation?

The acid regurgitation is a serious problem that requires a consultation with a doctor as soon as possible.