Reflux Management

  • Adult reflux going unchecked?

    Adult reflux going unchecked?

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease may trigger conditions that effect the lungs, if allowed to go unchecked. What happens is local irritation in the Oesophagus can cause symptoms that range from indigestion, like chest discomfort and abdominal pain, to coughing and wheezing. If the gastric acid reaches the back of the throat, it may cause a bitter [...]
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  • Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs) in children

    Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs) in children

    Digestive Disorder Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs) are chronic digestive system disorders in which certain food proteins trigger an overproduction of eosinophils (white blood cells that help fight certain infections), in different areas of the digestive tract. EGIDs typically fall into one of three types: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE): EoE is the most common and difficult type [...]
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  • Sandifier Syndrome

    Sandifier Syndrome

    Sandifer syndrome is a rare paediatric medical disorder, characterised by gastrointestinal symptoms and associated neurological features. There is a significant link between the syndrome and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), however it is estimated to occur in less than 1% of children with reflux. Onset is usually confined to infancy and early childhood, with peaking at 18-36 months. In rare cases, particularly where the child is [...]
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  • Vesico-ureteric reflux (VUR)

    Vesico-ureteric reflux (VUR)

    Vesico-ureteric reflux (VUR) occurs when the valve between the ureters (the tubes that carry urine away from the kidneys) and the bladder is not working properly. Urine can flow backwards into the ureters, sometimes as far as the kidneys. If infected urine flows into the kidneys, this can damage them.
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  • Gastric Emptying Study

    Gastric Emptying Study

    A Gastroesophageal Reflux Study (Gastric Emptying Study) is a diagnostic imaging procedure that measures the time it takes the stomach to empty and detects gastroesophageal reflux. This study can help: Detect gastroesophageal reflux Measure gastric emptying time Detect aspiration Evaluate a reason for nausea and vomiting Evaluate why a child is not gaining weight Assess [...]
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  • Bronchoscopy


    A technique of visualising the inside of the airways for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. The patient usually undergoes a general anaesthetic. An instrument (bronchoscope) is inserted into the airways, usually through the nose or mouth, or occasionally through a tracheostomy. This allows the practitioner to examine the patient’s airways for abnormalities such as bleeding, tumours, [...]
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  • Barium Swallow

    Barium Swallow

    The Barium Swallow is most often carried out for infants who have frequent reflux episodes or difficulty in swallowing. The test requires the patient to drink a solution of barium (metallic element barium in water). Baby will be hungry having been asked not to feed before hand for up to 12 hours, so it will [...]
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  • Nuclear Medicine Imaging

    Nuclear Medicine Imaging

    A nuclear medicine imaging test was used to confirm that children with respiratory problems may be more likely to develop gastroesophageal reflux disease, according to researchers at SNM’s 55th Annual Meeting. The nuclear imaging technique, known as scintigraphy, was also shown to be more effective in detecting the disease in these children than traditional barium [...]
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  • Probiotics


    Probiotics are microorganisms such as bacteria or yeast that are believed to improve health. They are available in supplements and foods. The idea of taking live bacteria or yeast may seem strange at first. After all, we take antibiotics and use antibacterial substances to fight bacteria. But  our bodies naturally teem with such organisms. The digestive system [...]
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  • PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service)?

    PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service)?

    PALS offers confidential advice, support and information on health-related matters to: patients their families their carers Officers from PALS are available in all hospitals. How can PALS help? PALS provides help in many ways. For example, it can: help you with health-related questions help resolve concerns or problems when you’re using the NHS tell you how [...]
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  • Formula: Neocate

    Formula: Neocate

    Neocate is a group of powdered products which consist of Neocate Active, Neocate Advance and Neocate LCP. Neocate is designed for babies and young children who have an allergy to ‘cow protein milk’ in particular. Neocate is considered a hypoallergenic powdered formula meaning it is relatively unlikely to cause an allergic reaction in children and babies, allowing it [...]
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  • Infant Gaviscon

    Infant Gaviscon

    Infant Gaviscon contains two active ingredients, sodium alginate and magnesium alginate. These are naturally occuring substances that are found in a particular type of seaweed. Alginates act locally in the stomach to physically prevent the contents of the stomach from flowing back into the food pipe (reflux) and being regurgitated. Infant Gaviscon may be recommended [...]
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