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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Symptoms of GERD
The entrance to the stomach consists of a muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter or “LES.” The LES closes as soon as food passes through, however when the LES doesn’t close all the way or opens often stomach acid can travel back up into the esophagus. This occurrence is known as Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD.
- Burning sensation in the chest
- Chest pain
- Difficulty swallowing
- Regurgitation of food
- “Lump in your throat” feeling
- Hiatal Hernia
- Delayed metabolism
GERD can also be triggered by specific foods. Learn more about the dietary triggers of GERD here.