DISORDER OF DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

  1. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Severe “heartburn” in laymen’s language. Weakness of the valve between the esophagus and stomach may allow stomach acid to reflux (regurgitate, backup) into the esophagus and irritate and inflame the lining. This results in chest pain which can mimic that of angina (pain of cardiac ischemia or an MI). Continue reading

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