Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease

Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (also called Acid Reflux, or GORD) is caused by a weak muscle in your oesophagus called the Lower Oesophageal Sphincter (LOS). The LOS is your body’s reflux barrier. Normally your reflux barrier acts like a one-way valve, allowing food and liquid to pass into the stomach, but preventing stomach contents from flowing back into the oesophagus. In people with reflux, the reflux barrier allows harmful acid and bile to flow back into the Oesophagus.

Did you know?  There are over 65 Million people in the UK and it is estimated that over 1 in 10 people suffer from Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease.

Our Patron Fiona Wade who lost her father to Oesophageal Cancer

Watch our patron Fiona Wade – best known for playing Priya Sharma in Emmerdale – talk about her involvement with the OPA and the Awareness Campaign. 

Articles about GORD

More articles about GORD can be found here