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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I sometimes feel like this should be my opening line, an apology to the world for using medicine in my infant: Hi, my name is Jennifer... Read more »
Dr. Todd Eisner answers some questions readers have posted in the last few weeks. Find new information on natural remedies for heartburn,... Read more »