Reflux Management

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Breastfed babies ‘are more cranky and cry more’

    Breastfed babies ‘are more cranky and cry more’

    Not all cries are about hunger, experts advise.New mums should be advised that it is normal for their baby to cry more if they are breastfed, say experts.The Medical Research Council team says this irritability is natural, and although formula-fed babies may appear more content and be easier to pacify, breast is still best. If [...]
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  • Cows’ milk allergy in young going undiagnosed, claims charity

    Cows’ milk allergy in young going undiagnosed, claims charity

    The charity Allergy UK is calling for more awareness of cows’ milk allergy, after a report revealed nearly half of children have to wait three months for a correct diagnosis. The report ‘The Challenge of Delayed Reactions’, found that of the parents surveyed, whose children have been diagnosed with cows’ milk allergy (CMA), nearly one [...]
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  • Homeopathic Treatments for Reflux in Babies

    Homeopathic Treatments for Reflux in Babies

    Over the last few years babyREFLUX have been striving to provide the best advice and positional aids for babies that experience the curse of reflux. One question that we get asked time and time again is “Should we try homoeopathic treatments to help with reflux?…” On the whole we suggest that you try what you [...]
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  • PPIs for infant reflux?

    PPIs for infant reflux?

    Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), in common use for treating gastric reflux symptoms in babies, are unnecessary and ineffective in this age group, concludes an Australian systematic review. Published in Pediatrics, the review of 12 studies of almost 900 children aged 0-17 noted the paucity of evidence to support the current widespread prescribing of PPIs in [...]
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  • Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome

    Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome

    Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome (CVS) Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome (CVS) has been recognised for over 100 years, but we still know relatively little about the cause of the problem. There is increasing evidence that mitochondrial DNA mutations play a role in some people developing CVS. CVS is characterised by recurrent, prolonged attacks of severe vomiting, nausea and lethargy, [...]
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  • Pyloric Stenosis (HPS)

    Pyloric Stenosis (HPS)

    Definition Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis or HPS, is a condition in which there is a thickening of the muscle in the wall of the intestine, just beyond the stomach. A child with HPS will experience increasing numbers of large milky vomits, and will vomit within half an hour of every single feed. Immediately after vomiting, the [...]
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  • Is picky eating a sign of deeper trouble in children?

    Is picky eating a sign of deeper trouble in children?

    Is your child picky eating at every meal? Has picky (selective) eating become a mealtime headache? Are you making three different meals each time you sit down to eat? it is reported that this feeding behaviour is a sign of deeper trouble in children. Clinicians should intervene when preschoolers are extremely picky eaters, as even [...]
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  • Infant Probiotic Use ‘Reduces Risk Of Gastrointestinal Disorders’

    Infant Probiotic Use ‘Reduces Risk Of Gastrointestinal Disorders’

    PAST studies have suggested that consuming probiotics on a daily basis can benefit our digestive health. And these benefits may also apply to infants, as a new study suggests that giving probiotics to children in their first 3 months of life may reduce their risk of developing gastrointestinal disorders. The research team from the Aldo [...]
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