Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - What is it?
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.
Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD) in Infants
Reflux occurs often in normal infants. One of the most common symptoms is spitting up. Only a small number of infants have severe symptoms due to GER. Learn the symptoms and how is it diagnosed.
Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD) 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) or GERD. 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.