GERD: More than simple heart burn

Most of us eat too much, drink a bit more than we should, and suffer from our occasional excess with the nagging irritation of heartburn. But for others, heartburn — or indigestion — becomes a frequent occurrence and can be a sign of a more serious problem called GERD. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic digestive disorder. Normally when we swallow, food moves through the esophagus, which contracts to push food into the stomach through a “gatekeeper” muscle called a sphincter.…
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Publication date: Available online 17 July 2019Source: Air Medical JournalAuthor(s): Justin McLean, Sean Cooke, Brian Burns, Cliff Reid
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Most of us eat too much, drink a bit more than we should, and suffer from our occasional excess with the nagging irritation of heartburn. But for others, heartburn — or indigestion — becomes a frequent occurrence and can be a sign of a more serious problem called GERD. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic digestive disorder. Normally when we swallow, food moves through the esophagus, which contracts to push food into the stomach through a “gatekeeper” muscle called a sphincter.…
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