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Acid Reflux; Gastroesophageal Reflux; Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD); Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease; Gastroesophageal ... 

American Elm; Elm; Indian Elm; Moose Elm; Red Elm; Sweet Elm; Ulmus fulva; Ulmus rubra; Winged Elm 

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not close properly and stomach contents leak back, or reflux, into the esophagus. The LES is a ring of muscle at the bottom of the esophagus that acts like a valve between the esophagus and stomach. The esophagus carries food from the mouth to the stomach.

Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra, syn. U. fulva) is a species of elm native to eastern North America from southeast North Dakota east to southern Quebec and south to northernmost Florida and eastern Texas. Although similar to American Elm in general appearance, it is more closely related to the European Wych Elm, sharing very similar flower structure with that species. It is less susceptible to Dutch elm disease than many elms, and has a different branching pattern. ...


GERD as related to Slippery elm