Posts By: Farid J. Kehdy, M.D.

What is achalasia?

Achalasia is a swallowing disorder that affects your esophagus. The main function of the esophagus, which is a muscular tube, is to transport food and liquids into your stomach from your mouth. It is a very rare clinical condition which afflicts adults between the age of 25 and 60. Its incidence is about 1 out…
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What is Acid Reflux?

Acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux, is a digestive disease where stomach contents, especially acid, backflow into the food pipe. It is most common for ages 50 and older but can happen to many people of younger age as well. It is important to know the causes and symptoms of acid reflux to determine…
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Hernias: Types and common symptoms

The abdomen is a muscular sac which incases the intestines and other organs in the body. A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall (the muscular sac) through which bowel, fat, or other abdominal contents can get stuck or potentially escape. Hernias can be congenital (born with) or acquired (developed over time) and there…
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