Acid reflux

Specialty of Surgery

Gastroesophageal reflux is a digestive disorder where acid from the stomach leaks back into the oesophagus. It usually occurs because of weakness in the lower oesophageal sphincter, the ring of muscle between the oesophagus and stomach. It also occurs regularly in healthy people, where it manifests as heartburn or acid indigestion but these are usually short, sporadic episodes compared to long-term gastroesophageal reflux disease.

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