Risk Factors for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Michael Jubinville, MPH
A risk factor makes the chances of getting a disease or condition higher. You can have GERD with or without any of those listed below. But the more risks you have, the higher the chances of GERD.
Talk to your doctor about the steps you need to take to lower your risk.
The most common is a lower esophageal sphincter (LES) that doesn’t work as it should. The LES may:
Your chances of having LES problems are higher if you:
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Last Updated: 8/20/2018
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