What causes Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease?


Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) weakens or relaxes inappropriately, allowing stomach acid and sometimes stomach contents to flow back up into the esophagus. Managing GERD often involves a combination of lifestyle changes, medication, and in some cases, surgery to strengthen the LES or correct hiatal hernia. If you are experiencing persistent acid reflux symptoms, consult a doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. #GERDAwarenessWeek