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March 16, 2014

Acid Reflux

by Wendy Myers

Acid reflux is a condition in which stomach acid flows up the esophagus causing heartburn. Acid reflux that occurs more than twice a week is called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This is a more serious condition that, left untreated, can lead to problems such as inflammation of the esophagus, scarring, ulceration, inflammation, hemorrhaging, and even esophageal cancer.

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