Acid Reflux Symptoms: How to Recognise and Manage Heart-Health Risks


It's important to understand the difference between acid reflux and heart attack, as they can have similar symptoms but require different treatments.

Here are the acid reflux symptoms that you need to watch out for, and seek immediate medical attention if you suspect you may be experiencing a heart attack.

The most common symptom of acid reflux is a burning sensation in the chest or throat, often referred to as heartburn.



This occurs when stomach acid or food is brought up into the throat or mouth.

Some individuals may experience chest pain or discomfort that mimics a heart attack.

Chest pain:

Acid reflux may cause difficulty swallowing, a condition called dysphagia.

Difficulty swallowing:

Some individuals may experience nausea or an upset stomach as a symptom of acid reflux.


A healthcare professional can perform a thorough examination and run tests to determine the cause of the chest pain and provide the appropriate treatment.

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