Acid Reflux (GERD)
At the junction of the esophagus and the stomach lies a muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter, which opens to allow food to enter the stomach and then closes to keep food and stomach acids from flowing back into the esophagus. If there is too much pressure in the stomach, or if the sphincter muscle is not functioning properly, then contents of the stomach can splash back into the esophagus, causing symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD.
Kelsey Seybold Clinic
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