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Hiatal Hernia Signs and Symptoms

When the upper part of the stomach pokes through the esophageal hiatus, because of a weakness in its muscles, hiatal hernia occurs. The esophageal hiatus is the opening in the diaphragm through which the esophagus enters the abdominal cavity. At the esophagus’ end there is the lower esophageal sphincter which has the role of a valve – it only allows food to travel one-way. There is also a second valve, which is the esophageal hiatus. The two valves are synchronized so that food from the stomach does […]

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Barrett’s Esophagus Causes and Symptoms

Many individuals are confused that whether there is any relationship between acid reflux and Barrett’s esophagus! The answer to them is resounding yes, according to some medical studies. GERD, also called as gastro esophageal reflux disease is a condition when the valve created by muscles and the esophagus is not able to close properly. This results to content of stomach lacking back and finally acid reflux. Barrett’s Esophagus is a health consequence which arises in case when GERD has been left untreated. According to a survey, this […]

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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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