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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  • George’s story

    George’s story

    This is George’s Story. George was born in May, four weeks premature. I understand that this made him more likely to get reflux, in addition one of his cousins had had unproblematic reflux as a baby. George started to make very strange noises in the night at about 4 weeks, and suddenly stopped settling after [...]
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  • James’ Story

    James’ Story

    I watch James sleep snuggled up to me on the sofa, holding onto his cuddly ‘Tilly’ dog and study every inch of his face. I am addicted to him, his little laugh, his cheeky smile, and his unconditional love. The silent relaxed atmosphere of the house is a far cry literally from the dark seemingly [...]
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  • Jayden’s Story

    Jayden’s Story

    When Jayden was born in March, I knew instantly that something wasn’t quite right. Those first couple of feeds soon projected from his tiny mouth and all over his new baby grow. Frustrated, I asked the nurse for advice who force fed him and that soon ended up all over her. Nevertheless, they insisted it [...]
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  • Rob & Suzanne’s Story

    Rob & Suzanne’s Story

    I have two gorgeous sons and I wouldn’t change them for the world but life has been fairly traumatic since they arrived. Our eldest son had stomach surgery at 3weeks old – his reflux was so bad the paediatricians thought he had a more serious medical condition and sent us to London for emergency surgery. [...]
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  • Tina & Max’s Story

    Tina & Max’s Story

    From two weeks old our son Max started to snuffle and choke would sleep no more than 1/2 hour at a time including night, was husky, always had his fists clenched, cried continuously and felt like he was continually latched on drinking the only difference is he would not bring back his food. During this [...]
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  • Willow’s Story

    Willow’s Story

    March 2007, Basingstoke, England “It can’t be morning; we’ve only just gone to bed!” Does this sound familiar? Maybe if you are a parent with a new baby. In our case, we were parents for the third time, but this time our 6 week old daughter Willow, was diagnosed with Gastroesophageal Reflux/GOR for short, most [...]
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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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  • I knew my screaming baby had more than ‘just colic’.

    I knew my screaming baby had more than ‘just colic’.

    Originally Published in the Daily Mail on 20th July 2010 By Henrietta Norton As with so many first-time parents, my husband Charlie and I had a starry-eyed view of how things would be once we had our much wanted baby. So when Alfie arrived, ten days earlier than expected and following a smooth birth, we [...]
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  • ‘Life on the Reflux Rollercoaster’

    ‘Life on the Reflux Rollercoaster’

    ‘Life on the Reflux Rollercoaster’ by Beverley Ward. It’s 10pm on a typical night and I’m on the Little Refluxers forum – again. Before my baby Douglas was born, I’d never been on a forum; now the virtual world of reflux mums is sometimes the only place I feel understood. A new message has come [...]
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    I LOVE Christmas with children. It is full of joy and laughter….But what I especially love about the festive season is that you get to break all the rules and blame it on Christmas. This year was our first as a family of four and I did not want it to end. Seriously. EVER. Because I knew once it [...]
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  • Oh what a day!

    Oh what a day!

    “A bath, top and tail and we are now in our 5th clothing change of the day. The last change involved a pee, poo, snot and sick, most of which ended up on me! The house is filthy, I am supposed to be on a diet. but now She’s settled, so I have ordered a [...]
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