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Whats incompetency of the lower esophageal sphincter?
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Dr. Thomas Birdas
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Prone to reflux
The les prevents excessive reflux of the stomach contents into the esophagus.
When it is incompetent, it is more likely you will develop symptoms of gerd (gastresophageal reflux disease) such as heartburn, esophagitis etc.

In brief: Prone to reflux
The les prevents excessive reflux of the stomach contents into the esophagus.
When it is incompetent, it is more likely you will develop symptoms of gerd (gastresophageal reflux disease) such as heartburn, esophagitis etc.
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