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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can be thought of as chronic symptoms of heartburn. The term refers to the frequent backing up (reflux) of...
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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a more serious form of gastroesophageal reflux (GER), which is common. GER occurs when the lower esophageal...
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Your stomach needs acid to help your body digest food. Stomach acid is made by tiny acid pumps in the cells that line your stomach. If your body...
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This digestive condition is caused when the acid contents of the stomach regularly go back up into the esophagus. Heartburn is the most common...
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GERD happens when acid from your stomach enters the tube (esophagus) that connects your mouth to your stomach. This may cause a burning feeling in...
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If your symptoms do not improve with lifestyle changes or medications, you may need additional tests.Barium swallow radiograph uses x rays to help...
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Heartburn is an irritation of the esophagus that is caused by stomach acid. With gravity's help, a muscular valve called the lower esophageal...
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Acid reflux is the backflow of stomach content into the esophagus. Acid reflux generally occurs because the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) relaxes...
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Reflux means that stomach acid and juices flow from the stomach back up into the tube that leads from the throat to the stomach (esophagus). This...
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Heartburn, also called acid indigestion, is a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease, often referred to as GERD. It can occur when acid or other...
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When you swallow, food passes down your throat and through your esophagus to your stomach. A muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter controls...
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Despite its name, heartburn has nothing to do with the heart. (Some of the symptoms, however, are similar to those of a heart attack or heart disease...
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Heartburn is a burning discomfort that is generally felt in the chest just behind the breastbone. The burning sensation results when harsh stomach...
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Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not close properly and stomach contents leak back, or...
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At the entrance to your stomach is a valve, which is a ring of muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). Normally, the LES closes as soon...