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Acid Reflux

FFor unknown reasons, the back-flow of acid from the stomach damages the esophagus, leading to acid reflux heartburn among other symptoms. This leaves a persistent burning chest sensation. When these symptoms recur twice or thrice a week, without visible relief even after medication, then it is considered as acid reflux. Gastroesophageal acid reflux disease or GERD condition, is experienced when the stomach contents flow backwards. Both solid and liquid contents flow backwards from the stomach to the esophageal sphincter. The sphincter or LES comprises the tube running from the mouth to the stomach. When the food tube, from the throat to stomach is not strong enough, it results in acid reflux. Food eaten is digested with the aid of acids produced and stored in the...