While the symptoms of acid reflux may be commonplace, it’s important to know as much about your condition as possible. The following information can help you stay informed about your health and how to manage acid reflux:
- In America, more than 60 million adults suffer symptoms of acid reflex each month.
- It’s estimated 25 million of the 60 million adults suffer symptoms every day.
- Acid reflux symptoms in children can begin as early as infancy, but symptoms usually stop as the child grows older.
- Acid reflux coughing can indicate a serious reflux condition including inflammation.
- There is no cure for acid reflux disease, but it can be managed with over the counter medications.
- Pregnant women are more at risk for acid reflux. In fact, 25% of pregnant women will experience symptoms—nearly 50% of them during the third trimester.
- On average, symptoms of acid reflux last for two hours.
- About 20% of people with acid reflux will develop gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
- More than 65% of people who suffer from acid reflux are 40 years old or older.
While acid reflux and it’s most recognizable symptom, heartburn, are common, these stats prove it should be taken seriously. Florida Hospital specialists can help patients develop treatment plans to manage acid reflux to prevent permanent damage to the esophagus.