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Conditions and Treatments

Esophageal Conditions and Treatments

Esophageal Conditions

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which the stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the esophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach). This action can irritate the esophagus, causing heartburn and other symptoms. Alternative names include peptic esophagitis, reflux esophagitis, GERD, heartburn (chronic) and dyspepsia.

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