Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD


GERD means Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease happens when the stomach’s liquids go back up or regurgitates into the esophagus. It may cause injuries to the esophagus lining because the liquid contains acid and pepsin (an enzyme which digests proteins). Check for signs or symptoms of GERD: burning sensation in your chest or heartburn, regurgitation of food or sour liquid (acid reflux), difficulty in swallowing or dysphagia, dry cough, sore throat, sensation of a lump in your throat and chest pain. The following are conditions that give rise to GERD: abnormalities in lower esophageal sphincter, hiatal hernias, abnormal esophageal contractions and slow or prolonged emptying of the stomach. For GERD treatments and prevention please see this link…

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