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Volume 25   •   Number 6  •  June 2021

Adopt an “Anti-Reflux Lifestyle” to Ease GERD Symptoms

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which acid in the stomach refluxes, or backs up, into the esophagus. “The stomach is designed for acid, but the esophagus is not. Acid can damage the esophageal walls and cause inflammation that leads to stricturing (narrowing); this may cause dysphagia (difficulty …


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