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    What occurs during acid reflux?

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    Lyn Christian

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    Acid reflux is an indication of Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disorder (GORD). Most commonly it’s caused by poor tone of the lower Oesophageal sphincter. In normal circumstances, the sphincter muscle is a physical barrier to prevent gastric contents coming up the oesophagus. It opens when we eat and drink so that the food can enter the stomach and then closes. In GORD, the sphincter opens at other times, especially after meals. This allows the stomach acids/secretions to come up the oesophagus and cause burning of the oesophageal lining.  

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