There can be many symptoms suggesting disorders of the esophagus, and in many cases a specialist will recommend a manometry study to measure the pressure of the esophagus during and after a swallow. Several RefluxMD members have asked about a motility disorder known as Nutcracker esophagus. We asked Dr. Dengler to comment on the disorder and compare it to GERD.
You can’t walk through a store right now without bumping into rows of chocolate bunnies and peanut butter cups wrapped in pastel paper. It’s hard to resist them! But for many people with GERD, chocolate can trigger a painful attack of heartburn. Keep reading for ways to satisfy that sweet tooth without paying for it later.