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6 Silent Signs of Acid Reflux You Might Be Ignoring

Reader's Digest.CA Logo By Alyssa Jung of Reader's Digest.CA | Slide 1 of 6: A sore throat that doesn't go away and isn't accompanied by <a href='http://www.readersdigest.ca/health/conditions/4-ways-stay-healthy-cold-flu-season/'><strong>typical cold symptoms</strong></a> (like a runny nose) may be caused by acid reflux. 'Your throat feels sore because a little bit of acid is coming up from the esophagus and irritating the throat,' says Gina Sam, MD, MPH, director of the Mount Sinai Gastrointestinal Motility Center in New York City. Unexplained hoarseness may be caused by stomach acid moving up to your larynx, or voice box, and tends to be more noticeable in the mornings when it had all night to travel while you were lying down, <a href='http://www.everydayhealth.com/'><strong>according to EverydayHealth.com</strong></a>.

Sore throat or hoarseness

A sore throat that doesn't go away and isn't accompanied by typical cold symptoms (like a runny nose) may be caused by acid reflux. 'Your throat feels sore because a little bit of acid is coming up from the esophagus and irritating the throat,' says Gina Sam, MD, MPH, director of the Mount Sinai Gastrointestinal Motility Center in New York City. Unexplained hoarseness may be caused by stomach acid moving up to your larynx, or voice box, and tends to be more noticeable in the mornings when it had all night to travel while you were lying down, according to EverydayHealth.com.
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