Other Digestive Disorders
There are two sphincter muscles located in the esophagus: The lower esophageal sphincter and upper esophageal sphincter. When the lower esophageal sphincter is not functioning properly, there is a backflow of stomach acid into the esophagus, and can be a sign of gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. If the upper esophageal sphincter doesn't...
Gastritis - The Basics
Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach lining. Several things can cause gastritis, one of which is chronic bile reflux. Although it doesn't cause heartburn, some of the symptoms are similar to those produced by heartburn, and it's treated in a similar way to GERD, by taking medication to reduce stomach acid.
Gastroparesis and Diabetes
Gastroparesis, also called delayed gastric emptying, is a disorder in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. It often occurs in people with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. One of the symptoms is heartburn