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Causes of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Causes of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is usually caused by eating spicy and fatty foods, drinking alcohol and coffee, and certain medications, all of which can lead to relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter muscle and reflux of stomach acid. Another risk factor for heartburn is hiatal hernia, in which part of the stomach moves above the diaphragm.

List of causes of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) that could possibly cause Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease includes:

  • Hiatal hernia
  • Esophagus inflammation
  • Gastroesophageal reflux is a common condition that often occurs without symptoms after meals. In some people, the reflux is related to a problem with the lower esophageal sphincter, a band of muscle fibers that usually closes off the esophagus from the stomach. If this sphincter doesn't close properly, food and liquid can move backward into the esophagus and may cause the symptoms
More causes:see full list of causes for Heartburn

Causes of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (Diseases Database):

The follow list shows some of the possible medical causes of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease that are listed by the Diseases Database:

Source: Diseases Database

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:

  • Infant GERD - a childhood problem that is usually outgrown
  • more types...»

Causes of Broader Categories of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Our database lists the following as having Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease as a complication of that condition:

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease as a symptom:

Conditions listing Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Our database lists the following as having Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease as a symptom of that condition:

What triggers Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease?

The following conditions are listed as possible triggers for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:

  • Certain foods
    • Chocolate
    • Caffeine
    • Fatty foods
    • Fried foods
    • Garlic
    • Onions
    • Mint
    • Spicy foods
    • Tomato-based foods
    • Spaghetti sauce
    • Chili
    • Pizza

Medical news summaries relating to Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:

Related information on causes of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease may be found in:

 

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