BadBreath

Nationwide (BlackNews.com)—There is not too much worse than having that terrible dry taste in your mouth, and wondering if your significant other can smell what you feel. Chances are the answer is a big, fat, nasty YES.

It’s gross, but more important than that it can be a sign of illness. Chronic bad breath can be a symptom of everything from vitamin/mineral deficiencies to cancer. But let’s focus on just one common ailment that causes this symptom – Acid Reflux.

According to the NCBI, approximately 35 percent of African Americans have acid reflux. There is a misconception that a little heartburn after a “good” meal is normal and expected. What you may not realize is that all too common burning in your chest after eating may be a sign that you have GERD. One of the most common symptoms of GERD other than the horrible breath is heartburn/indigestion.

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