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What to do when experiencing burning pain in centre of chest

Burning pain in centre of chest?

Most of the people who go for parties, and consume a lot of food that has a lot of fat in it, would get to know the similar feeling of a burning sensation in the centre of the chest. This is actually due to the acid reflux, or stomach acid, which is actually causing such an ailment to you. There are a lot of people all over the world who actually have got such similar symptoms from acid reflux, and most of them are actually utilised many home-grown remedies which can be very helpful in this circumstance is, and you would not have to pay any amount of money to the doctor or medical practitioner for such fool proof remedies.

The reason that there is actually a burning pain in the centre of your chest is because of the fact that there is a movement of acid reflux from the lining of your intestine towards the oesophagus. In this process, you would find in the acid is moving through the chest region, and you would get a burning sensation, that can actually be very painful, if the situation is not taken under control immediately.

A burning sensation in your chest is most probably the reason of acid reflux, and there are a lot of home-grown remedies that can actually provide you the necessary relief. Searing pain can also be relieved with the use of such remedies. If you happen to have baking soda in your house, it can prove to be a very effective measure in order to control your acid reflux. Baking soda can actually prove to be a very good agent that can actually keep the acid reflux in check, and you would not have to worry about any side effects, as this is such an agent that can actually be used in food, and also in various other items. Baking soda is a very common ingredient in food, and most of the people stock it in the kitchen, which means that you do not have to be any extra amount of money, that you would have done if you’d got over the counter drugs according to the prescription of your medical practitioner.

Also if you happen to get a burning sensation in the chest, it can happen due to the fact that you might have got a bruise from lifting heavy weights, such as heavy furniture. If you happen to move heavy furniture unsupervised, it can result in a number of roses, specifically the chest area, as that is the area in which you actually used to support the heavy load of the furniture. In order for you to get rid of the pain and the sensation in your chest, you would have to use a variety of lotions and creams that are available in the market that are suitable for giving you the relief from such wounds, and making sure that you have no other pain from any other wounds that may be caused from lifting furniture.




How serious is acid reflux?

Acid reflux could be associated with discomfort with it proving to be very serious at times. These symptoms could show up as chronic and acute pain with other serious conditions like Esophagitis, Barretts esophagus, Strictures and Esophageal cancer.

Esophagitis could cause ulceration and bleeding in the esophagus making it difficult to swallow. Chronic and untreated severe acid reflux could lead to Barretts esophagus or cell abnormalities in the esophagus. Barretts esophagus if untreated could lead to esophagus cancer. The esophagus could also et scarred and narrowed with severe acid reflux and ultimately lead to tightening of strictures (narrowing) and make movement of foods and drinks to the stomach difficult.

Esophageal cancer more common in men could also follow with untreated acid reflux symptoms ending up in difficult and painful swallowing and weight loss. So changes and worsening conditions of acid reflux should be attended to on priority basis.




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