Gastroesophageal reflux and can be caused by a weakening of the sphincter at the end of the esophagus or by overproduction of stomach acid and occurs when stomach acid flows back from the stomach into the esophagus.
The illustration shows the flow of gastric acid through the lower esophageal sphincter into the esophagus in a sectional view. In the left part of the illustration, the location of the anatomical structures is shown on a glassy human.
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Client: Dimensional / Gesundheitsinformation.de – IQWIG
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