What is Acid Reflux /GERD: What Causes Acid Reflux?

Understand Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is the short name for a common medical condition known as gastro esophageal reflux disease (commonly abbreviated as GERD).  This is a common medical condition where swallowed liquid, food, and acid of the stomach, seep out of the stomach and up into the esophagus.

What causes acid reflux?

Near the entrance of your stomach there is a muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter, this muscle behaves like an opening and closing regulator for your stomach. In people who don’t suffer GERD symptoms, this muscle closes right after swallowed food passes it. [Read more...]