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what causes gastric reflux?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Causes of GERD: Gerd (movement of stomach contents into esophagus) can result from: 1) inappropriate relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter, gastroparesis (sluggish stomach emptying, partial gastric outlet obstruction), ineffective esophageal peristalsis, inadequate salivary production. Limit consumption of: caffeine & fizzy drinks, dietary fats, tomato products, chocolate, tobacco, alcohol, bedtime snacks.
Answered on Jul 4, 2014
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Dr. Afshine Emrani
27 years experience Cardiology
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Answered on Mar 24, 2013

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