Severe GERD Symptoms

When heartburn is accompanied by one or more of the following symptoms, it may indicate a more severe GERD symptoms or a complication such as a structure or esophageal cancer. They require a visit to your doctor for further evaluation - usually via an endoscopy to see if there's damage to the esophagus.
  • difficulty swallowing
  • food getting stuck in your esophagus that takes a long time to travel downward or must be regurgitated back up
  • blood in your stool
  • vomiting blood
  • unexplained weight loss
Severe GERD symptoms can spring up at the most inconvenient times - like right in the middle of sexual intercourse. In a provocative study conducted by Scottish researches, 77 out of 100 women with GERD reported that they experienced heartburn during intercourse. This study suggests that the problem is quite common. So if you suffer from severe GERD symptoms during sex, do not afraid to discuss it with your doctor.

No one knows why sex brings on severe GERD symptoms like heartburn. One theory is that a hormonal release during orgasm causes a weakening of the LES. Other experts think the problem could be due to abdominal pressure that results from quick movements when you are lying prone. It could be a simple problem of positioning.

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