Skip to main content

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Treatment in Scleroderma

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is very common in systemic scleroderma. GERD is characterized by the backup of stomach acid into the esophagus when the muscles of the lower esophageal sphincter, between the esophagus and stomach, are too weak to close correctly. Reflux acid touches the lining of the esophagus as a result, and a burning sensation is felt — usually called heartburn or acid indigestion.
https://sclerodermanews.com/gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-treatment

Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only, It is not to diagnose or treat your disease. If you do use the information contained on this web site without the approval of a health professional, you are prescribing for yourself, which is your constitutional right, but the author(s) and webmaster assume no responsibility

© 2022 Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation- by domino