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What causes gerd?

What causes gerd?

GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux disease is caused by incompetence of the lower esophageal sphincter, allowing stomach acid to reflux into the lower esophagus. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


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What causes gerd?

GERD: Some reflux is normal, but when it causes damage to the esophagus, lungs, or vocal cords, or significantly impacts daily life, it is a disease. Many factors contribute to cause including diet, obesity, hiatal hernia, and too many random openings only the valve entering the stomach called transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxations (tlesr's). Diagnosis & treatment are patient specific. ...Read more

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Does chlorogenic acid cause gerd?

Does chlorogenic acid cause gerd?

Yes and no: Hydrochloric acid abbreviated hcl is made by and secreted by cells in the stomach to aid digestion. Regurgitation of hcl from the stomach up into the esophagus is main cause of gastroesophageal reflux disease aka gerd & the symptoms of heartburn. ...Read more

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Can gastritis cause gerd? And if it does how?

In a way: Gastritis is regarded inflammation of stomach lining. There can be several causes. One cause might be excessive gastric acid. Gerd is reflux of gastric acid up the food tube, the esophagus. Laxity & incompetence of the muscle mechanism that closes off the stomach from the esophagus allows esophageal acid reflux to occur and to irritate that part of the esophagus adjacent to the stomach. ...Read more

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Can bronchiecstasis cause GERD like symptoms?

Can bronchiecstasis cause GERD like symptoms?

GERD bronchiectasis: Bronchiectasis does not usually cause gastroesophageal reflux. Acid reflux can cause throat irritation, postnasal drip and hoarseness, as well as recurrent cough, chest congestion and lung inflammation leading to asthma and/or bronchitis/ pneumonia. Ger can cause bronchiectasis by aspiration of food material secondary to reflux causing lung destruction and bronchiectasis. ...Read more

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Will eating spicy food cause GERD or make GERD worse?

Will eating spicy food cause GERD or make GERD worse?

Mechanical: Gerd is a mechanical defect in the valve and sphincter that act as a one way valve in te lower esophagus. Certain food can cause relaxation of the sphincter and aggravate th reflux. If you already have reflux irritation, nthe spicy food can aggravate it like salt water can make a wound burn. ...Read more

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What causes GERD how can you prevent it and what are some remedys for it?

Doctor Consult.: Lower pressure on the 'LES' 'sphincter that keeps stuff on stomach', acid goes up. Loose belt, elevated headrest on bed, no peppermints, or chocolates. Acid reducers like Omeprazole or zantac, (ranitidine) usually prescribed. No large meals, don't eat 3 hours before going to bed. See your doctor :) ...Read more

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Does anxiety cause gerd? I don't understand how else i could have developed this. If i fix the anxiety will the GERD go away?

Does anxiety cause gerd? I don't understand how else i could have developed this. If i fix the anxiety will the GERD go away?

No, but: Generally speaking, anxiety does not cause gerd, but anxiety can cause gastrointestinal symptoms that mimic gerd. To the extent that a person's gerd-like symptoms are not truly due to gerd, but due to anxiety, they are likely to improve with treatment of anxiety. Nevertheless, it's not wise - without having a physician's eval - to assume that any physical symptom is due to a psychological cause. ...Read more

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Can weight lifting cause gerd?

Can weight lifting cause gerd?

Sure: Increase the intra-abdominal pressure with weight lifting can overwhelm the lower esophageal sphincter tone, causing gerd. With any activity, make sure you have good mechanics. ...Read more

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Can an over use of your vocal cords cause gerd?

No: Gerd can occasionally cause some vocal cord irritation if it leads to inhalation of small amounts of stomach contents. However, vocal cord use has no impact on the presence of gerd. ...Read more