Reflux Disease (GORD)

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a condition in which the stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus. Food travels from your mouth to the stomach through your oesophagus. GORD can irritate the food pipe and cause heartburn and other symptoms.

When you eat, food passes from the throat to the stomach through the oesophagus. A ring of muscle fibres in the lower oesophagus prevents swallowed food from moving back up. These muscle fibres are called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES).

When this ring of muscle does not close all the way, stomach contents can leak back into the oesophagus. This is called reflux or gastroesophageal reflux. Reflux may cause symptoms. Harsh stomach acids can also damage the lining of the esophagus.

Our team at GSA Gastroenterology provide expert advice and treatment in relation to GORD to our patients.

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