Firstly, what Is Reflux?
Reflux is the word used to describe what happens when the stomach contents come back up into the gullet or into the mouth.
The medical name for gullet is oesophagus. So the long name for reflux is gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, shortened to GORD in the UK.
The diaphragm is the muscle which separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity. As the oesophagus passes through the diaphragm, the diaphragm acts like a valve – stopping stomach contents from going backwards up the oesophagus. Doctors refer to ...
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