Gastro-esophageal reflux

Understanding GERD and Acid Reflux

Acid Reflux

GERD stands for Gastro-esophageal reflux disease or “acid reflux” and is a common condition when the acid produced in the stomach leaks out and seeps back into the esophagus or food pipe.

The esophagus is a muscular tube than runs from the mouth to the stomach. The seepage of the stomach’s acid into the esophagus leads to heartburn or burning chest pain or discomfort, a sour or bitter taste in the back of the mouth and in severe cases pain and difficulty swallowing. Read more »

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