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.
Do you have Acid Reflux, Acid Reflux Disease or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease? Or is it Heartburn or Indigestion? Is there a difference? When it comes to discussing the digestive system, the lingo can be very confusing. With all of the information on the internet and an entire aisle in the store devoted to digestive conditions, it may seem…