gastroesophageal

adjective
gas·tro·esoph·a·ge·al | \ˈga-strō-i-ˌsä-fə-ˈjē-əl \

Definition of gastroesophageal 

: of, relating to, or involving the stomach and esophagus

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Acid Reflux Disease Also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), this causes a painful burning sensation, or heartburn, in the lower chest when stomach acid rises back up into your esophagus. Locke Hughes, Redbook, "6 Ways Digestive Problems Could Be Totally Screwing With Your Weight," 28 Apr. 2017 Obesity has been associated with many GI diseases, such as gallbladder disease; fatty liver disease; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); and cancer of the esophagus, stomach, liver and colon. Don Rauf, chicagotribune.com, "High-intensity exercise may be bad for the bowels," 23 June 2017 With 15.3 million prescriptions written in 2013 alone, they are considered highly effective at relieving gastroesophageal acid reflux as well as preventing and treating ulcers. Sydney Lupkin, Kaiser Health News, "Do Best-Selling Drugs That Calm Stomachs Damage Kidneys? The Answer’s Unclear.," 17 May 2017 Clinically referred to as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the digestive disorder occurs when stomach acid or bile travels up into the esophagus, irritating the lining. Amy Capetta, Good Housekeeping, "10+ Surprising Acid Reflux Symptoms That Aren't Heartburn," 19 June 2017 In the study, the researcher tested whether chili with vinegar added to it was less heartburn-inducing than chili without vinegar when given to people with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Melinda Wenner Moyer, SELF, "What Apple Cider Vinegar Can—and Can't—Do for Your Health," 8 May 2017 Acid Reflux Disease Also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), this causes a painful burning sensation, or heartburn, in the lower chest when stomach acid rises back up into your esophagus. Locke Hughes, Redbook, "6 Ways Digestive Problems Could Be Totally Screwing With Your Weight," 28 Apr. 2017

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gastroesophageal

adjective
gas·tro·esoph·a·ge·al
variants: or chiefly British gastro-oesophageal \ˈgas-trō-i-ˌsäf-ə-ˈjē-əl \

Medical Definition of gastroesophageal 

: of, relating to, or involving the stomach and esophagus

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