Most people will experience some acid reflux symptoms at some point in their lives. People at risk for persistent acid reflux issues include women who are pregnant, people who are overweight or obese, people with unhealthy eating patterns (eat high-fat foods and large meals often), people with respiratory diseases including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. About half of American adults have acid reflux symptoms monthly.
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…