Category Archives: Acid Reflux

Causes of Acid Reflux

Causes of Acid Reflux Acid reflux disease, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), occurs due to the coexistence of several medical and lifestyle conditions. Physiological factors that trigger GERD include lower esophageal sphincter (LES) hypotonia (the gradual weakening of the LES), along with with the retrograde flow of stomach contents into the esophagus, and…

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Pillows and Positional Therapy as Immediate Remedy for Acid Reflux

Pillows and Positional Therapy as Immediate Remedy for Acid Reflux When we eat, the contents in the stomach normally proceed into the intestines with the aid of digestive muscle contractions. However, for those who have acid reflux disease, the digestive contents travel back into the esophagus. And since the digestive materials contain acids, a patient…

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