5 Symptoms Of GERD & How To Treat Them

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly known as GERD, is a digestive disease that affects the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). LES is a ring of muscle found between the stomach and the esophagus. Under normal circumstances, the LES relaxes and opens every time you swallow, and afterward, it tightens and closes. If your LES does not tighten and close properly after you swallow, you will experience contents from your stomach moving back up to the esophagus.

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