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