Smoking affect esophageal sphincters function

Jun 22, 2012
Cigarettes loosen mouth of food pipe: Smokers are known to suffer from more acidic pangs. Nicotine in cigarettes has a tendency to relax the smooth muscles of body, including the muscles of lower esophageal sphincter as well. Once that tight ring on the mouth of stomach gets relaxed, there is an increased probability of acid surging from there to the food pipe.

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