Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) tests
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Tests could include:

  • Your esophagus is the tube that connects your throat to your stomach. Each time you swallow the muscles in your esophagus contract. This pushes the food you eat into your stomach. A valve at the bottom of your esophagus called the lower esophageal...
  • Esophageal pH monitoring is performed if you are having problems with your upper digestive tract. It helps your doctor determine if stomach acid is entering the esophagus. The esophagus is the muscular tube that connects your throat to your stomac...
  • The Bernstein test is used to simulate the symptoms of heartburn, a burning sensation in the chest. The test is designed to reproduce the symptoms experienced when acid refluxes up into the esophagus from the stomach. It is also known as the acid ...
  • An endoscopy is a procedure in which your doctor uses specialized instruments to view and operate on the internal organs and vessels of your body.
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