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Asthma in children more common than in adults?

Asthma in children more common than in adults?

Yes: According to CDC statistics asthma incidence (new cases per year) among adults (age 18+ years) was 3.8/1000, whereas that among children was 12.5/1000. Incidence among children aged 0–4 years was 23.4/1000, more than five times greater than that among youth aged 12–17 years (4.4/1000). ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


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Is GERD more common in adults than children?

Is GERD more common in adults than children?

Both groups: Reflux disease is common in both children and adults, but children usually "grow" out of it. Treatment option include lifestyle changes, medication, endoscopic procedures, or surgery. ...Read more

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Does barretts esophagus occur in 25 year olds with only occasional acid reflux?Or does it more occur in older people with severe lifelong acid reflux?

Does barretts esophagus occur in 25 year olds with only occasional acid reflux?Or does it more occur in older people with severe lifelong acid reflux?

Unpredictable: not age related ,more often seen in older than younger , always associated with symtomatic or non symptomatic acid reflux , need close follow up as they are premalignant . Follow with your doctor ...Read more

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Preventing aspiration in older adults with dsyphagia?

Preventing aspiration in older adults with dsyphagia?

Evaluation: This can be a serious and even life-threatening problem...A good idea is to see a speech pathologist for a swallowing evaluation and feeding recommendations. Your family doc can refer you.. ...Read more

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Is Ibs common in young adults?

Is Ibs common in young adults?

Oh my, yes!: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a condition associated w/ abdominal discomfort, altered stool pattern, & among others accompanying nausea, bloating, gassiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet & emotional stress play significant roles here in such patients. Need to rule out first inflammation, ischemia, & infection. ...Read more

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Thrush in adults?

Thrush in adults?

Yes: Thrush can occur at any age. You can develop thrush from many causes including recent antibiotic treatment, poorly controlled diabetes, taking steroids, have an underlying immune disorder like aids, suffer from leukemia or lymphoma, receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy in the head or neck area, wear dentures, and excessive use of mouthwash. ...Read more

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Symptoms of dehydration - in children vs. In adults?

Symptoms of dehydration - in children vs. In adults?

See below: Dehydration in children may be subtle and the infant or child will be listless, and may have atemperature, and high pulse rate and low blood pressure.In adults they will complain of feeling thirsty, generalized weakness.Dry skin, headache, and have a high pulse rate and low blood pressure. ...Read more

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Ever heard of acid reflux meds to help asthma in adults?

Ever heard of acid reflux meds to help asthma in adults?

Yes: There are cases of acid reflux in children that trigger asthmatic symptoms. In these cases treating the reflux often improves the asthma. This may also be true in adults. Chack with your pcp. ...Read more

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Depression in children common?

Depression in children common?

No But Not Rare: Depression in childhood, at least of a severity that requires treatment, is not common (maybe 3-5% of the population). At the same time, this becomes a pretty large numbr when you start looking at groups of children. Also, depression is much more common among certain groups of kids - those with chronic medical illness, or children who have been abused. ...Read more

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Both my children were born with gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly called gerd. Is this genetic?

Both my children were born with gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly called gerd. Is this genetic?

Reflux is universal: For a baby to burp (like you want) it refluxes air from the stomach. A wet burp is the same event with a little added.All babies reflux to some degree & their flat position to rest aggravates the process.Some babies become agitated after a while from the stomach acids that accompany the reflux events & improve with treatment. We don't label reflux a disease unless the kid has life altering sx. ...Read more

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Does kleptomania occur more in children or in adults?

Does kleptomania occur more in children or in adults?

Adults: It is more common for children to take things, but the full blown diagnosis of kleptomania is more common in adults. ...Read more

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Is choking in my sleep from acid reflux common?

Is choking in my sleep from acid reflux common?

Nocturnal GERD: This phenomenon is not uncommon but can portend severe consequences. You probably need a 24 hr ph study and maybe in association with esophageal manometry. You may need a scope. Please see you primary for a referral. ...Read more

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How many people suffer from acid reflux/GERD in the USA every year?

Fairly Common: It is fairly common. Most studies indicate GERD prevalence to be around 10-20% in the Western world and ...Read more

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Is morning headache in toddlers different in adults, esp the causes?

Is morning headache in toddlers different in adults, esp the causes?

Morning Headache!: A toddler with a morning headache needs a face to face evaluation from a skilled pediatrician. Please schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Yes, the potential causes of a morning headache in a toddler are different than in an adult. They are more potentially concerning causes, including brain tumor. If you are not able to get an appointment within 48 hours, please go to the ER ...Read more

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When is endoscopy used in GERD patients?

GERD: I usually scope gerd patients to diagnose complications (strictures, barrett's, cancer) and when patients don't respond to typical antifeflux meds. ...Read more

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Can bronchiectasis sometimes cause acid reflux or silent reflux in adults ? Thanks

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Can bronchiectasis sometimes cause acid reflux or silent reflux in adults ?
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No: Reflux is a gastric issue; bronchiectasis is a pulmonary issue. There is no reason why bronchiectasis would cause reflux, sorry. ...Read more

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What are some rare stomach diseases in younger adults?

What are some rare stomach diseases in younger adults?

Stomach diseases: There are textbooks which are several thousand pages long describing stomach diseases. You must be more specific about what kind of symptoms you are wondering about for us to answer this question in a meaningful way. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause asthma like symptoms in toddlers?

Can acid reflux cause asthma like symptoms in toddlers?

Yes, but....: Asthma and reflux can often present together but often are confused for one another because both can cause chronic cough and wheeze. Both are serious medical conditions that should be taken care of and followed by a physician. Please have toddler checked by pediatrician. ...Read more

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In what ways are ADHD symptoms different in adults than in children?

In what ways are ADHD symptoms different in adults than in children?

ADHD: Symptoms of hyperactivity diminsh & become more of a restlessness. In many mpulsivity decreases somewhat as the person matures & develops internal controls. Inattention & distractibility diminish less & tend to be the major issue. People can develop skills to compensate to an extent including career choices that fit their symptoms better. 2/3 continue to have symptoms in adulthood. ...Read more

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Is bronchospasm more common in children with airway malacia (weakness/floppyness)?

Is bronchospasm more common in children with airway malacia (weakness/floppyness)?

Yes: Children with Tracheobronchomalacia have a weakness in the airway. This predisposes them to airway obstruction because of the accumulation of mucus. Their inability to properly clear the airway of mucus might result in irritation of the bronchial mucosa and bronchospasm. The child needs to be under the management of a Pediatrician, who will prescribe the appropriate treatment, as needed. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more