The full form of GERD is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. This disease affects the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), which is the ring of muscle connecting your esophagus and stomach, causing the acid to flow back to the throat from the stomach. The symptoms are heartburn, chest pain, chronic cough, and difficulty swallowing.
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Query: Hello doctor, My wife and I both started experiencing heartburn two weeks ago. It began at the same time for both of us. I had taken Pantoprazole for a year, and it has kept me in a good place related to heartburn. I also use Simvastatin and Losartan. Could we have contracted some bacteria causin... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Food poisoning in the form of bacterial ingestion does not typically give this kind of symptom. Most likely, you have gastroesophageal reflux disease. It may be from acid reflux from your stomach to your lower eso... Read Full »