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Stages Of Esophageal Erosion Esophageal erosion means the gradual deterioration of the esophagus (food tube), the tube that receives food from the mouth and hands it to the stomach. Although it seems simple enough it is not so. It is not the food, swallowed, just falls from the esophagus into the stomach. When food reaches the esophagus from the mouth of a series of muscle movements gradually takes the food down into the stomach. There no fast movement. This is why it is always recommended to eat slowly, chew and swallow it properly without haste. Why and how the supply pipe to deteriorate? In most cases, the wear of the esophagus is caused due to digestive problems. The most common digestive problem is gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). In this condition the stomach contents back into the esophagus because the flap that secures the opening between the supply pipe and stomach, malfunctions and does not close properly. This constant backup of stomach acid into the esophagus causes damage to the food pipe leading to stabilize the erosion of the esophageal mucosa. This erosion gives rise to a multitude of problems. Stomach Acid: Stomach acid is primarily responsible for the digestion of food. To protect the stomach itself of this acid, nature provides a special stomach coating every 4-5 days. This gives us an idea of how strong stomach acid actually is. Now, when this acid rises into the esophagus which does not have this luxury of a special lining, one can imagine the damage it will cause in the supply pipe. This rarely happens but when it occurs, the body will start to deteriorate and this makes the affected person lose weight. Causes of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD):

Stages Of Esophageal Erosion

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