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Can GERD be associated with pregnancy?

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Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes

The answer should really be "absolutely".
There is a muscular valve at the top of the stomach that helps keep stomach contents (fluid/food) in the stomach and out of the esophagus. This muscle relaxes more often during pregnancy and doesn't close as tightly. When the stomach contracts/churns food, it is able to go into the esophagus, and women get reflux symptoms.

In brief: Yes

The answer should really be "absolutely".
There is a muscular valve at the top of the stomach that helps keep stomach contents (fluid/food) in the stomach and out of the esophagus. This muscle relaxes more often during pregnancy and doesn't close as tightly. When the stomach contracts/churns food, it is able to go into the esophagus, and women get reflux symptoms.
Dr. Michael Carson
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Dr. Bisher Abdullah
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology

In brief: GERD

Often.

In brief: GERD

Often.
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