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What’s the Difference Between Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Acid Reflux?

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Acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are sometimes used interchangeably, and although they’re closely related, the terms don’t necessarily mean the same thing. In this blog, Manhattan gastroenterologist Dr. Anthony Borcich will explain the difference between gastroesophageal reflux disease and acid reflux, as well as discuss an increasingly prevalent related problem, eosinophilic esophagitis or EoE.  What is acid reflux? Acid reflux occurs when stomach acid flows back into your esophagus – the tube that connects the throat and stomach. This acid, which is made by your stomach’s cells in order […]

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