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What is Acid Reflux?

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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. 

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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…

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

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Stephanie, Health Guide, answered are there any home remedys for acid… There are some preventive things to try that many of us find helpful. It's…

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Jan Gambino, Health Guide, commented on GI Conference Update Hello Susan and Happy New Year!   Thank you for your message. I do spend most of my time…

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