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Acid Reflux: Common Causes And When To See A Doctor

Find answers to commonly asked questions about Acid Reflux.

What is Acid Reflux?

Acid reflux is a common condition. You experience a burning pain, otherwise known as heartburn, in the lower chest area. It happens when stomach acid flows back up into your esophagus. When acid reflux occurs more than twice in a week you should consult a doctor as Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) could be diagnosed.

 

Certain foods and beverages are more likely to trigger acid reflux than others.

Acid Reflux Facts – How is the Stomach & Esophagus Designed and What is its Function?

The stomach is a muscular organ located on the left side of the upper abdomen. The stomach receives food from the esophagus.  The esophagus is a muscular tube that connects the throat (pharynx) to the stomach.

The condition can start in the form of mild discomfort and then gradually worsen.

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