Wednesday, June 13

What causes GERD?

The cause of GERD is complex. There probably are multiple causes, and different causes may be operative in different individuals or even in the same individual at various times. A small number of patients with GERD produce abnormally large amounts of acid, but this is uncommon and not a contributing factor in the vast majority of patients. The factors that contribute to causing GERD are the lower esophageal sphincter, hiatal hernias, esophageal contractions, and emptying of the stomach.

1 comment:

kawaii_desu said...

hi there, get to know ur blog from diyanazman...

acid reflux? yup, very much like what happened 2 me earlier (please read my blog hehe)

it's nice to read ur blog. perhaps u can share with us on the habits that can lead to this problem... and on other health issues as well ok..