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By admin Friday, January 29, 2016 - 00:32
Gastroesophageal reflux disease ( GERD) The esophagus carries food from the mouth to the stomach. The lower esophageal sphincter is a ring of muscle at the bottom of the esophagus that acts like a valve between the esophagus and stomach. Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a chronic disease that occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter does not close properly and stomach contents leak back, or reflux, into the esophagus. When refluxed stomach acid touches the lining of the esophagus, it causes a burning sensation in the chest or throat called heartburn. The fluid may... more
By admin Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 21:25
    Today we will learn about one of a very rare disorder, severely affecting the quality of life. What is Achalasia? Achalasia cardia is a motility disorder of the esophagus causing incomplete relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter with increase in tone and absence of esophageal peristalsis. It is also termed as esophageal achalasia, cardio spasm, and esophageal aperistalsis. Click to read about causes of Achalasia Cardia. The common presentation of achalasia cardia is difficulty in swallowing. Cases although are mild and rarely fatal; can... more