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Of all the health problems, why would I get gerd?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No info to evaluate

You get the most from this site when you provide background information and ask a specific question.
Questions without background remain too vague to answer in the space allowed. Do you consume caffeinated products, smoke, lay down after meals, etc, which all aggravate GERD ? Do you take meds for other health issues ? You are welcome to start over but realize your posts are not linked.

In brief: No info to evaluate

You get the most from this site when you provide background information and ask a specific question.
Questions without background remain too vague to answer in the space allowed. Do you consume caffeinated products, smoke, lay down after meals, etc, which all aggravate GERD ? Do you take meds for other health issues ? You are welcome to start over but realize your posts are not linked.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: GERD is common

You're in good company--70 million in usa.
Stomach stuff (whether acid or not) regurgitates back into esophagus--due to inappropriate relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter, impaired esophageal function (peristalsis), inadequate saliva, gastric outlet narrowing, gastroparesis, small bowel pathology, etc. Damage to esophagus may result including ulcers, scarring, narrowing, pre-cancer(barretts).

In brief: GERD is common

You're in good company--70 million in usa.
Stomach stuff (whether acid or not) regurgitates back into esophagus--due to inappropriate relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter, impaired esophageal function (peristalsis), inadequate saliva, gastric outlet narrowing, gastroparesis, small bowel pathology, etc. Damage to esophagus may result including ulcers, scarring, narrowing, pre-cancer(barretts).
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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