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A 24-year-old male asked:

I did 2 esophagus test, my swallowing "muscles" were really good but my les was really"loose".it was a 4.2.nurse said average was about a12, surgery?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Probably not yet...: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or further relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Optimize acid blockers for relief. No smoking. Consult GI doctor if persistent--minimally invasive treatments are available.

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Last updated Mar 23, 2016

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