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  • GERD, Acid Reflux and Heartburn

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, can occur when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not shut the proper way and stomach contents leak back, or reflux, back into the esophagus. The LES is a ring of muscle at the lower part of the esophagus


  • Acid Reflux and Heartburn Natural Remedies Part II

    Rudy Silva has a degree in Physics and is a Natural Nutritionist. He is the author of Constipation, Acne, Hemorrhoid, and Fatty Acid e-books. He writes a newsletter called and his information on other topics can be seen at:


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Related Definitions, Terms and Acronyms:
  • Presenting symptom - the initial concern which brings a patient to a doctor. Presenting symptoms of GERD may include sleeplessness, recurring heartburn, or chest pain.
  • Lower esophageal sphincter - a band of muscle fibers that usually closes off the esophagus from the stomach. If this sphincter doesn't close properly, food and acidic liquid can move backward from the stomach into the esophagus and may cause the burning feeling associated with acid reflux disease.
  • Gastroenterologist - a doctor who practices gastroenterology.
  • Burping (also belching, ructus or eructation) - the often-audible release of gas from the digestive tract (mainly esophagus and stomach) through the mouth. Involuntary burping may be caused by GERD.
  • Symptoms of GERD in children - may cause repeated vomiting, effortless spitting up, coughing, and other respiratory problems. Also common are inconsolable crying, failure to gain adequate weight, refusing food and bad breath.

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