Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Is It Heartburn or Indigestion?

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Almost every adult will experience some acid reflux at some point in their life.  Occasional heartburn is mostly an annoyance for people and is generally not a problem.  People with persistent acid reflux symptoms should be tested for acid reflux disease, which is the malfunction of the lower esophageal sphincter muscles.  This condition requires medical intervention and a specialized diet.

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What is GERD   Gastroesophageal reflux, also referred to as GERD or acid reflux, is when the contents of the stomach are returned to the esophagus. The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is the muscle between the  esophagus and the stomach. The LES will normally open to allow food into the stomach and close to prevent it from returning…

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Stephanie, Health Guide, posted Eosinophilic Esophagitis - similar…   When looking into reflux symptoms one of the relatively new things for…

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Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide, posted Looks like GERD: Eosinophilic… There are several illnesses that look like GERD but are actually separate…

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