Enfermedad por reflujo gastroesofágico

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El esfínter esofágico inferior, una banda de fibras musculares, cierra el esófago del estomago. Si el esfínter no se cierra de manera apropiada, el alimento puede devolverse hacia el esófago y causar acidez y otros síntomas conocidos como enfermedad gastroesofágica (GERD). Para aliviar los síntomas, se prescriben medicamentos y cambios en la dieta y para un paciente que experimente síntoma persistentes a pesar del tratamiento médico, una operación anti-reflujo puede ser una opción.

Enfermedad por reflujo gastroesofágico

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  • Last reviewed on 8/11/2011
  • George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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