What is GERD?

Understanding GERD

GERD, or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, is a chronic digestive disorder that occurs when stomach acid flows back into the esophagus causing irritation and discomfort.

Causes of GERD

GERD can be caused by a weakened lower esophageal sphincter (LES), abnormalities in the esophagus, or excess acid production in the stomach.

Symptoms of GERD

Common symptoms of GERD include heartburn, regurgitation, chest pain, difficulty swallowing, and coughing.

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