A member asked:

Can i strengthen my les? had esophageal manometry & failed every swallow they did, was told my les is very loose & weak, how can i strengthen it? im 22 & actually slightly underweight so weight isnt a cause of this, i also dont drink or smoke ever

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Dr. Shaban Faruqui answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

Risk if GERD not Rx: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter (the muscular ring connecting the esophagus with the stomach). Laparoscopic antireflux surgery (also called Nissen fundoplication) is used in the Rx when Medicines dont work' Raising the head end of bed, quit smoking, eating small amounts , avoid greasy foods are some measures which helps.

Answered 7/27/2019



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