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Complications Arising from Acid Reflux

Acid Reflux or Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which the liquid content of the stomach backs up or refluxes into the esophagus. The liquid can inflame and damage the lining of the esophagus. This regurgitated liquid mainly contains acid and pepsin, both being produced by the stomach. It may also contain bile. Amongst all the contents of the liquid, acid is the most harmful. Once GERD starts, it stays for life-long. GERD is a chronic condition and the treatment has to continue indefinitely. The […]

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Barrett’s Esophagus and Acid Reflux

While almost every cell in your body contains the genetic information to perform each of the different tasks carried out by your body, they are often specialized to their own job. For example, stomach cells are tough, closely packed, and reproduce quickly so that your stomach acid does not eat through the lining of your stomach. Although this is helpful, it can cause serious problems if a cell becomes confused about its specialization. The cells in the esophagus are specific to helping you pass food from your […]

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Are Your Symptoms Acid Reflux

Are you having a painful burning sensation in your chest or your upper abdomen? Does this pain sometimes radiate into your back? Does it almost feel like you can’t catch your breath? These general symptoms sound like heart attack symptoms and is often the reason that thousands of people show up in emergency rooms every year with them, only to find out these symptoms are related to acid reflux. It’s estimated by medical professionals that as many as 20 – 30 million Americans suffer from acid reflux […]

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