Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

 

 

Examples of GERD

When acid from the stomach bathes the lower esophagus, a feeling of heartburn occurs. In some people, actual tissue damage occurs. This can cause some mild inflammation or reddening of the lower esophagus as seen in Image 1 or a slight erosion which has a whitish center surrounded by inflamed red tissue seen in Image 2. In the severe cases, extensive deep ulcerations occur. Images 3 and 4 show these ulcers.

 

Related Conditions

GERD | Heartburn & Reflux

 

Related Diets

GERD Diet

 

Related Endo Images

Stomach Fundoplication