Lupus will cause GERD due to medications and/or a defect with the stomach. The vegus nerve is attached to the esophagus and the heart. When it's inflamed you can have heartburn, tachacardia, or spasms.
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Degenerative Disk and Facet Disease, and Allergies
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