Wednesday, September 02, 2015

What is Acid Reflux?

At a Glance

Acid Reflux happens when stomach acid leaks into the esophagus causing a painful burning sensation in the stomach, esophagus and throat.  It is also known as GERD or heartburn and varies in frequency and severity from person to person.  Stomach acid enters the esophagus when the lower esophageal sphincter muscle fails to completely close and separate the stomach from the esophagus. 

Community: What is Acid Reflux?

Join our community by contributing

Hc_btn_vert_join Hc_btn_vert_share Hc_btn_vert_ask
Happening Now In Our Community

Hot Topic

I'm a board-certified gastroenterologist practicing in Boca Raton, Florida since 1995. I was always fascinated with science as a child and decided to become a doctor to use this interest along with helping people. After medical school, I began my internal medicine residency, where I developed a strong interest in the procedures of…

What is Acid Reflux?
Community Activity
FILTER BY:
All | Expert Only

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide, posted Acid Reflux: Fact vs. Fiction If you have acid reflux you may have noticed that there can be conflicting or confusing…

08/30/15

0 comments

Comment

Dr. Constance Pietrzak, MD, Health Pro, posted Lifestyle Changes and Gastroesophageal… Gastroesophageal reflux is the passage of gastric contents into the…

04/13/15

0 comments

Comment

Dr. Constance Pietrzak, MD, Health Pro, posted Understanding Gastroesophageal Reflux Gastroesophageal reflux is the passage of gastric contents into the esophagus. …

02/12/15

0 comments

Comment

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D., Health Guide, commented on Can You Have Non-Acid Reflux? Thank you for reading the post, and your thoughtful comment. 

02/23/14

2 comments

Reply

Showing 1 - 4 of 26 results
< Page 1 | 2  | 3  | 4  | 5  >

Related Content: What is Acid Reflux?