Does Gerd Cause Weight Loss?

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Dr. Eisner Answers your GERD Questions: GERD & Marijuana Link?

Could marijuana smoking be the cause of GERD?

 

The effect of marijuana on the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease is controversial. A study in 2002 showed that animals given a synthetic marijuana-like substance had an 80% reduction in transient relaxations of the lower esophageal sphincter, which is felt to be a significant cause of reflux. By reducing these relaxation episodes, symptoms of reflux should actually improve. Other smaller studies have shown that use of marijuana can...

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