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Can gerd be associated with pregnancy?

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Dr. Michael Carson answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

The answer should really be "absolutely". There is a muscular valve at the top of the stomach that helps keep stomach contents (fluid/food) in the stomach and out of the esophagus. This muscle relaxes more often during pregnancy and doesn't close as tightly. When the stomach contracts/churns food, it is able to go into the esophagus, and women get reflux symptoms.

Answered Sep 22, 2016

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