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Is gerd contagious?

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Dr. Neelesh Tipnis answered

Specializes in Pediatrics - Gastroenterology

No, you can't catch : Gerd is caused by a weakness in the lower esophageal sphincter, the valve between the stomach and esophagus (food pipe). This allows acid to leak back into the esophagus. There are many reasons why this happens, none of which are contagious.

Answered 10/10/2017

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