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Gastroesophageal reflux: Gastroesophageal reflux is the abnormal regurgitation of stomach acid up into the esophagus. See detailed information below for a list of 53 causes of Gastroesophageal reflux, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, occurs when the lower esophageal... (Source: excerpt from Heartburn, Hiatal Hernia, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): NIDDK)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not... (Source: excerpt from Heartburn, Hiatal Hernia, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): NIDDK)
Heartburn, also called acid indigestion, is the most common symptom of GERD. Anyone... (Source: excerpt from Heartburn, Hiatal Hernia, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): NIDDK)
Retrograde flow of gastric juice (GASTRIC ACID) and/or duodenal contents (BILE ACIDS; PANCREATIC JUICE) into the distal ESOPHAGUS, commonly due to incompetence of the LOWER ESOPHAGEAL SPHINCTER. Gastric regurgitation is an extension of this process with retrograde flow into the PHARYNX or MOUTH.
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Reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
The backward flow of stomach acid contents into the esophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach). Also called esophageal reflux or gastric reflux.
- (Source - National Cancer Institute)
The list below shows some of the causes of Gastroesophageal reflux mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Gastroesophageal reflux. Of the 53 causes of Gastroesophageal reflux that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Gastroesophageal reflux' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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The following list of medical conditions have Gastroesophageal reflux or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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Medical Conditions associated with Gastroesophageal reflux:
Heartburn (163 causes), Esophagus symptoms (3079 causes), Abdominal pain (2568 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Heart symptoms (2927 causes), Burning symptoms (446 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes), Esophageal symptoms (3079 causes), Stomach symptoms (3217 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Paresthesias (453 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Tingling (951 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Chest symptoms (1355 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Cardiovascular symptoms (3192 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Temperature symptoms (2497 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)
Symptoms related to Gastroesophageal reflux:
Acid reflux (26 causes), Taste symptoms (94 causes), Foul taste (62 causes), Throat pain (85 causes), Weak gastroesophageal sphincter, Caffeine, Alcohol, Peptic ulcer disease, Gastritis (39 causes), Cholelithiasis (36 causes), Angina pectoris (15 causes), Infectious oesophagitis, Oesophageal motility disorders
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