Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease - GERD
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not close properly and stomach contents leak back, or reflux, into the esophagus. Why does this happen. Can it be treated?
Gastroesophageal Reflux in Infants
Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) occurs often in normal infants. One of the most common symptoms is spitting up. More than half of all babies experience reflux in the first 3 months of life. Only a small number of infants have severe symptoms due to GER. Learn the sypmtoms and how is it diagnosed.
Gastroesophageal Reflux in Children and Adolescents
Almost all children have a little bit of reflux, without being aware of it. For some children and adolescents, however, this reflux may be chronic. Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) often begins in infancy and then subsides, but for a small number of infants, GER continue as they grow older. Learn the symptoms and how it's diagnosed.
What Is the Treatment for GERD?
There are several ways you and your doctor can work together to treat GERD. From About's Guide to Irritable Bowel/Crohn's Disease.