In this podcast interview, Donald Castell, MD, director of the esophageal disorders program at the Medical University of South Carolina, discusses topics related to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) including symptoms.
This can cause heartburn (gastro-esophageal reflux: GER) as gastric acid backflows from the stomach into the esophagus.
Experts say as many as 50-million people suffer esophageal reflux each day.
Heartburn and acid reflux may generate unfamiliar symptoms and result in esophageal cancer.
In June of 2012, College Station Police Department Lt Rodney Sigler was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in the lower part of his esophagus, caused by acid reflux.
Millions of Americans suffer from sinus problems, allergies, asthma, snoring, sleep apnea and gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD).