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Why does acid back up into the esophagus?

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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree

In brief: Weak sphincter

The sphincter between the esophagus and stomach can become weak or ineffective, causing acid to back up or reflux into the esophagus from the stomach.

In brief: Weak sphincter

The sphincter between the esophagus and stomach can become weak or ineffective, causing acid to back up or reflux into the esophagus from the stomach.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

Gastroesophageal reflux occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter is either incompetent or it relaxes at inappropriate times.
A hiatal hernia can be a contributing factor as can medications, caffeine, chocolate, peppermint, spicy foods and nicotine.

In brief: See below

Gastroesophageal reflux occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter is either incompetent or it relaxes at inappropriate times.
A hiatal hernia can be a contributing factor as can medications, caffeine, chocolate, peppermint, spicy foods and nicotine.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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