Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux

Acid reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a chronic condition that afflicts large numbers of people. The condition is caused by a malfunctioning muscle at the base of the esophagus, called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES); the muscle does not close off properly, and stomach acid and pepsin are then allowed to regurgitate back into the esophagus, causing irritation and heartburn. Many people confuse acid reflux with heartburn, but heartburn — an acute, burning sensation in the chest caused by

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