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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) FAQs (cont.)

What causes GERD?

We don't know the exact cause of gastroesophageal reflux disease. We do know what makes it worse, either by relaxing the lower esophageal sphincter or directly irritating the esophagus.

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