• Exercise induced gastroesophageal reflux disease
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    Exercise induced gastroesophageal reflux disease

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic medical condition in which the stomach acid frequently flows from the stomach to the esophagus. From time to time many people experience isolated reflux, but this is not GERD, it is termed gastroesophageal reflux (GER). GERD is a serious medical condition that can lead to scaring of the lower esophagus and with repeated exposure may lead to Barrett’s esophagus which may increase a person’s rate for esophageal adenocarcinoma (“Definition & Facts for Barrett’s Esophagus,” 2017). More recently it has been posited that exercise-induced GERD is associated with atrial fibrillation [AFib] (Swanson, 2008) a condition that effects the atrial electrical conduction pathways and subsequent…