Acid reflux is a stomach problem known as Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It can occur in men and women and people of all age groups. Let us know what this disease is all about before we learn the symptoms and how to prevent it. Stomach and esophagus are linked or rather divided by the ring-shaped muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES).
This remnant valve closed at all times and opens only when food is swallowed to allow the passage of food from the throat (esophagus) to the stomach. As soon as the food is swallowed oesophageal sphincter closes again and prevents the food, stomach acid and other digestive enzymes to enter oesophagus. If you or a loved one suffered from cancer after taking medication for acid reflux or heartburn, you can file stomach cancer lawsuit.
Sometimes this valve (LES) does not close properly and cause stomach acid reflux or back into the throat. This gives a bitter / sour taste of stomach acid during burping. This leads to a burning sensation, discomfort and irritation both in the throat or chest, or sometimes both.
This defective lower esophageal sphincter leads to heartburn and indigestion and is called Acid reflux or Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Anyone experienced about 3-4 times a week or more of these suffer from GERD.