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Acid Reflux and Excessive Mucus Production

Acid Reflux And Excessive Mucus ProductionGastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when acid escapes from the stomach and travels up the esophagus. The common name for GERD is acid indigestion. Food that you eat travels down the esophagus, past a valve, and into the stomach. The valve is supposed to keep the food and acid in the stomach from coming back up. In the case of GERD, the valve is not doing its job. People who have GERD report feeling like food is trapped behind the breastbone. They experience heart burn in the chest which gets worse when they bend, stoop, lie down, or eat. GERD is usually worse at night. People with GERD often feel nauseous after eating.