A 17-year-old female asked:
what causes gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) and how to cure it? what are some common symptoms of gerd?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Faisal Akbari answered
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Esophageal Sphincter: GERD is typically caused by a relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter (a tightening of the esophagus before it reaches the stomach). This allows gastric juices from the stomach to enter into the esophagus. Typical symptoms are heartburn, sour or bitter tastes, nausea after eating, stomach bloating or stomach pain in the upper abdomen.
Answered on Dec 17, 2019
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