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What is gerd?
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics
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In brief: Spit + pain
It's when food repeatedly comes up from the stomach into the esophagus, causing discomfort. If little babies spit up but don't have pain or fussiness, that's just spit-up, not gerd.

In brief: Spit + pain
It's when food repeatedly comes up from the stomach into the esophagus, causing discomfort. If little babies spit up but don't have pain or fussiness, that's just spit-up, not gerd.
Dr. Roy Benaroch
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Dr. Jeannette Gonzalez-simon
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
In brief: Heartburn
Gerd is the medical term for heartburn.
It stands for gastroesophageal reflux disease. It is your stomach acid refluxing or rising up into your esophagus ( food pipe) which presents as a burning sensation. If left untreated for a long period it can lead to severe irritation and inflammation of the lining of the esophagus.

In brief: Heartburn
Gerd is the medical term for heartburn.
It stands for gastroesophageal reflux disease. It is your stomach acid refluxing or rising up into your esophagus ( food pipe) which presents as a burning sensation. If left untreated for a long period it can lead to severe irritation and inflammation of the lining of the esophagus.
Dr. Jeannette Gonzalez-simon
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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Pediatrics
In brief: GERD
Gastro esophageal reflux disease.
Most babies spit up somewhat, but when they are in pain with it due to acid coming back up on them, then you can have gerd, which might need medicine to help the symptoms.

In brief: GERD
Gastro esophageal reflux disease.
Most babies spit up somewhat, but when they are in pain with it due to acid coming back up on them, then you can have gerd, which might need medicine to help the symptoms.
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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