ok.. I’m going to attempt to get my blog entry’s linked in the index again. So as I find information such as this item, I’ll be posting them.

GERD or GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease is what happens when the Sphincter at the base of the esophagus that connects the mouth to the stomach, no longer closes tightly and allows stomach acid and food to backflow into the esophagus creating a host of uncomfortable symptoms. The esophagus becomes inflamed and irritated because it is not meant to be exposed to stomach acid.

Who Can Get GERD?

A common issue in people with Parkinson’s disease(PwP) and the general population is GERD. In PwP it is 4.1 times more likely to occur than in non-PwP.

When I had my EGD the Dr. told me that acid reflux had damaged my esophagus. It seems funny that when my lips can’t hold tight enough to keep the drool from making sores at the corners of my mouth, and the opening to the stomach doesn’t close tightly, yet, spasms close off the esophagus in between.

I typed about it all in my Knock on Wood post.

Author: suerosier

In May of 2018, I was diagnosed with Parkinson's. After researching, I believe the symptoms began to manifest themselves years prior to last year. The purpose for my blog is to share what I have learned (with an index) to save others time as they seek for answers about, symptoms, therapies [and alternative things to try], tools I use, Parkinsonisms, recipes, strategies, clinical studies, words of encouragement or just enjoy the photos or humor.

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