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What is GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, also is called acid reflux disease. Suffers experience almost-constant heartburn. Heartburn is the pain or discomfort felt from reflux, when the lower esophageal sphincter, the valve that separates the esophagus from the stomach, either randomly relaxes or doesn't close completely. Then stomach acid flows back into the esophagus.

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