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No Time for Heartburn

11 Surprising Symptoms of Acid Reflux

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Trouble swallowing

Over time, the continuous cycle of damage and healing after acid reflux causes scarring, Dr. Pfanner says. This, in turn, causes swelling in the lower-esophagus tissue, resulting in a narrowing of the esophagus and difficulty swallowing.

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