Reflux Management

  • Asparagus & Reflux

    Asparagus & Reflux

    What’s in Asparagus? Asparagus is an excellent source of vitamin K, folate, copper, selenium, vitamin B2, vitamin C, and vitamin E. It is a very good source of dietary fibre, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, potassium, choline, vitamin A, zinc, iron, protein, vitamin B6, and pantothenic acid. it’s literally packed with goodness! What does it do for my [...]
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  • Guide to differences with allergy and intolerance

    Guide to differences with allergy and intolerance

    Food reactions are common, but most are caused by a food intolerance rather than a food allergy. A food intolerance can cause some of the same signs and symptoms as a food allergy, so people often confuse the two. A true food allergy causes an immune system reaction that affects numerous organs in the body. [...]
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  • Prop up the cot on bricks?

    Prop up the cot on bricks?

    Would you be surprised to know that lifting the cot legs 6 inches (3 house bricks/about 9 books) only gives you 6 degrees of incline? One of the most common questions we get asked is: …can’t I just stick some books or bricks under the cot legs? Doesn’t this do the same job…? The answer is [...]
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  • Pyloromyotomy

    Pyloromyotomy

    Pyloric stenosis happens when the muscle below the stomach is thick and tight. Food cannot pass easily from the stomach to the intestine causing stomach contents to become blocked and begin to back up. Treatment A pyloromyotomy is  an operation to repair the pylorus. During the operation, the surgeon cuts the tight muscle between the [...]
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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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  • 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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  • 24-hour pH probe study

    24-hour pH probe study

    Parents and guardians can contribute to the success of this test and are often invited to participate. The 24-hour pH probe study is a test that uses a thin probe or tube placed in the oesophagus or food pipe, that connects the mouth to the stomach, to help your doctor diagnose and treat acid reflux. Placement [...]
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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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  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)

    Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)

    CDH is the abbreviated name for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. ‘Congenital’ means born with , ‘Diaphragmatic’ means of or affecting the diaphragm; which is a thin sheet of muscle that helps us to breath and keeps our chest and stomach contents separate. ‘Hernia’ is a general term used to describe a ‘bulge’ or ‘protrusion’ of an [...]
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  • Sleeping through the night.

    Sleeping through the night.

    Here’s something that may really surprise you: as much as we may want our babies to sleep through the night, our own subconscious emotions sometimes hold us back from encouraging change in our babies’ sleeping habits. You yourself may be the very obstacle preventing a change in a routine that disrupts your life. So let’s [...]
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