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Can the LES muscle be strengthened?
Last Updated: 9th April, 2020
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Beside this, can the lower esophageal sphincter be strengthened?
Strengthening the diaphragm muscles around thelower esophageal sphincter could help tameheartburn.
One may also ask, how do you strengthen your sphincter muscle? Sit, stand or lie with your knees slightly apart. Slowlytighten and pull up the sphincter muscles as tightly as youcan. Hold tightened for at least five seconds, and then relax forabout four seconds. Repeat five times.
Keeping this in consideration, which medication increases lower esophageal sphincter pressure?
Prokinetic agents, such as metoclopramide (Reglan),improve the motility of the esophagus and stomach andincrease the lower esophageal sphincter (LES)pressure to help reduce reflux of gastriccontents.
What causes a weak LES?
GERD is a severe type of acid reflux disease that iscaused by a weak lower esophageal sphincter(LES). The LES functions like a trapdoor—whenthe stomach is empty, it opens and lets food in. Once the stomachis full, the LES closes to stop acid and bile from leavingthe stomach.