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What causes lower esophageal sphincter relaxation failure?
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Good question
Your question is a bit confusing.
If you me what causes the les not to relax, this would be a neuromuscular disease called achalasia or perhaps chagas disease. If you are asking what makes the les relax too much, leading to gerd, that would be spicy foods, caffeine, nicotine, chocolate, peppermint, alcohol, some medications, tomatoes and their sauces as well as others.

In brief: Good question
Your question is a bit confusing.
If you me what causes the les not to relax, this would be a neuromuscular disease called achalasia or perhaps chagas disease. If you are asking what makes the les relax too much, leading to gerd, that would be spicy foods, caffeine, nicotine, chocolate, peppermint, alcohol, some medications, tomatoes and their sauces as well as others.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Dr. Emanuel Winocur
Psychiatry
In brief: Spasm
Involuntary contraction of the circular (ring) muscle of the esophageal sphincter.

In brief: Spasm
Involuntary contraction of the circular (ring) muscle of the esophageal sphincter.
Dr. Emanuel Winocur
Dr. Emanuel Winocur
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