Heartburn can be a sign of acid reflux or its chronic form, GERD or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. GERD is a disorder that causes stomach acid and contents to reflux or regurgitate into the esophagus.
The stomach acid can inflame and injure the lining of the esophagus, although sometimes no indication … Continue reading
Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, for short, is a condition in which abdominal contents reflux or flow back into the esophagus.
The signs of GERD are as follows:
- Nausea after eating
- Heartburn that may occur after laying down, when bending over, or after eating
- A sensation of something stuck in
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GERD (Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease) is a condition caused by a dysfunctional lower esophageal sphincter (LES). This sphincter is the “door” that separates the esophagus to the abdomen. If the LES does not close in an appropriate manner (opens when it shouldn’t), it causes the backflow of stomach contents and acid … Continue reading
When the lower esophageal sphincter malfunctions (it opens when it shouldn’t or does not properly close) a condition known as GERD (Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease) occurs. This condition causes the backflow of stomach contents and acid into the esophagus and the throat.
Normally, peristalsis allows the ingested food to move downward … Continue reading