Acid Reflux Disease (GERD) (cont.)
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What are causes of acid reflux (GERD)?
There are many factors that influence the symptoms of GERD. The following are contributing factors that weaken or relax the lower esophageal sphincter, making gastric reflux worse:
Hiatal hernia is a condition when the upper part of the stomach protrudes up above the diaphragm (the strong muscle that separates the organs of the chest from those of the abdomen).
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/12/2015
P John Simic, MD
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