Do Olives Affect Gerd?

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter - LES, (where the muscle connects the esophagus with the stomach) - causing the stomach's contents to back-up into the esophagus.

The esophagus is the tubelike structure that connects the mouth to the stomach. When you swallow, food and beverages are moved down the esophagus by wavelike involuntary muscle contractions to the stomach's entrance. At that point, the muscle of the LES relaxes...

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