The esophagus is the muscular tube that carries food and liquids from your mouth to the stomach. The most common problem with the esophagus is GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). This allows stomach contents to leak back, or reflux, into the esophagus and irritate it.
Esophageal dysphagia refers to the sensation of food sticking or Older adults with dentures and people who have difficulty chewing their food.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid frequently flows back into the tube connecting your mouth and stomach (esophagus). This backwash (acid reflux) can irritate the lining of your esophagus. GERD is mild acid reflux that occurs at least twice a week, or.
Stomach acid that touches the lining of your esophagus can cause heartburn, also Adults who have chronic esophagitis over many years are more likely to.
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