Acid Reflux Cause
Heartburn and acid reflux has to do with the
sphincter muscle between the lower esophagus
and upper stomach.So let's talk about the acid
Your Digestive System
How the sphincter valve opens and closes, and the
strength or weakness of this valve is involved. The
normal position of this valve is closed position. This
is to keep stomach acid, food, and drink from
being regurgitated back up into the esophageal tube.
The whole digestive system begins at the mouth and
ends at the anus. When food is swallowed and enters
into the esophagus, it takes only a few seconds for
the food to be moved down into the stomach.
There are smooth muscles all along the esophagus that
quickly moves the food down. The one way valve at the
bottom automatically opens to allow the food into the
stomach. This valve is to instantly open and close tight
behind the exodus of food.
There is much more to be learned about relux and
heartburn, such as the cause of acid reflux, foods to
avoid and how to make diet adjustments with an acid reflux diet.