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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Overview   Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)is the abnormal backflow of stomach acid up into the esophagus, the long, muscular tube that connects the back of the mouth to the stomach. The muscle at the border of the esophagus and stomach, called asphincter, works as a barrier that is normally closed to prevent the contents of the stomach from washing up into the esophagus. It should open only when you swallow. Acid reflux occurs when this sphincter, or “gate,” opens at…