Why does lying down make GERD worse?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
    Acid Reflux
    When you lie down, your stomach changes position, so that there is more acid exposure on the valve separating the stomach esophagus. Watch this animation to see how lying down can make GERD worse.

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