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...
Our expert, Jan Gambino, is a writer and mother of teenagers with acid reflux (GERD). Each month she will answer selected reader questions... Read more »
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Like many digestive disorders, acid reflux disease or GERD (gastric esophageal reflux disease) has grown to be a substantially common... Read more »
1. Practice good hygiene. Keep your body clean, wash your hands frequently and try to avoid touching the sores. 2. Take salt baths. This method can... Read more »
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved NEXIUM® delayed release capsules in children ages 12 to 17 for the short-term treatment of... Read more »