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The main symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease in kids

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03.Aug.16 10:35 PM
By Anna Nekrasova


The main symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease in kids
The children of the first years of life gastroesophageal reflux is frequently observed. This term refers to the reverse casting of stomach contents into the esophagus or mouth. For some babies, children and adults is a normal process. Many kids initially spit up milk or formula. However, uncomplicated reflux does not bother baby and requires no treatment.

In contrast to reflux with gastroesophageal reflux disease children need full assessment and treatment. The main symptoms of this disease in babies is crying, poor weight gain, recurrent pneumonia, hemoptysis, and the smell of vinegar out of your mouth.

At the same time, breathing with the smell of vinegar can be caused by other diseases. As reported to smell vinegar while baby's breath can also result thrush or infection of the ear.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease occurs when the esophageal sphincter does not close completely. This allows gastric acids to go through the esophagus. The resulting acid can irritate and damage it. In most cases, gastroesophageal reflux disease occurs in children with very frequent regurgitation.

When gastroesophageal reflux disease medical examination is necessary. It includes history taking and General examination. Then your doctor may order laboratory tests, x-rays and endoscopy.

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