A 17-year-old male asked:
i am experiencing acid reflux and heartburn (gerd). i tend to get this a lot after swallowing a pill. what could cause this?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Charles Cattano answered
38 years experience Gastroenterology
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 19, 2018
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