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Can Acid Reflux Cause Headaches?

The word acid reflux is often used in digestion discussions, but unless you’ve experienced it personally, you may not understand what it means. Acid reflux occurs when stomach acid runs upward into the esophagus, the tube that connects the neck to the stomach. It occurs to most individuals from time to time, and it’s typically nothing to be concerned about. However, if acid reflux becomes chronic (happens many times each week), it is referred to as gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Heartburn, a sour taste in the mouth, and regurgitation of food down the throat are the most prominent symptoms. However, these are far from the only indicators that you may be having a problem. You may also have symptoms unrelated to AR, but induced by it, such as a headache. It’s odd, but it’s not out of the question.

According to Shilpa Mehra Dang, M.D., an internal medicine expert at Medical Offices of Manhattan in New York City, acid reflux and headaches have a complicated association that science has yet to fully understand. Read the article.