Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), sometimes called acid reflux, is when stomach contents, acid and/or bile, flows backward from the stomach and into your esophagus. This occurs when the ring-shaped muscle at the bottom of your esophagus does not close properly. Because your esophagus does not have a protective lining like your stomach, in addition to potentially causing heartburn it may become uncomfortable, sore and could lead to serious damage.
Symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease can include:
- Acid Regurgitation
- Chronic Sore Throat
- Bad Breath
- Difficulty Swallowing
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