Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

What Causes Acid Reflux?

Discover what could be causing your acid reflux problems So, what causes acid reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)? Well, at the bottom of the esophagus, where it attaches to the stomach, there’s a small circular band of muscle called the esophageal sphincter that separates the two. It…

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Acid Reflux Defined

Learn more about acid reflux problems and natural remedies for heartburn Acid reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), occurs when acid, which should remain in the stomach, “leaks” into the esophagus—the tube leading from the mouth to the stomach. The digestive juices created in the…

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Acid Reflux Symptoms

Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of an acid reflux problem The most common symptom of acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is heartburn pain—a burning sensation often centered in the breastbone area that can travel upward through the chest and into the neck, throat, or face…

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Circadian Rhythms Affect Digestion, Heart, and Lungs

…is that nighttime acid production causes a great deal of distress for many people, particularly older adults. Nighttime heartburn, or gastroesophageal reflux disease as it is often called, occurs when acid, which should remain in the stomach, “leaks” into the esophagus. Suggestions such as not eating…

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