Although its etiology is unknown, esophageal cancer occurs predominantly in people with a history of alcohol and tobacco use. Individuals who have achalasia, strictures, or hiatal hernias are also at increased risk. In parts of the world where it is most common (Japan, Russia, China, the Middle East, and South Africa), the disease has been linked to nitrosamines and other contaminants in the soil. It has also been found to have a higher incidence in individuals whose diets are chronically deficient in fresh fruits, vegetables, vitamins, and proteins. Other risk factors include: obesity, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), lye ingestion, occupational exposure (per-chloroethylene), and esophageal webs.

Herbal Remedies For Acid Reflux

Herbal Remedies For Acid Reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is the medical term for what we know as acid reflux. Acid reflux occurs when the stomach releases its liquid back into the esophagus, causing inflammation and damage to the esophageal lining. The regurgitated acid most often consists of a few compoundsbr acid, bile, and pepsin.

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