Is GERD a serious disease? My daughter is 3years old. Lately shes been vomiting and having diarea. I took her to the emergency not to long ago and she was diagnose with gastroesophageal reflux disease. She was under medication for dehydration and she was

Maybe,maybe not. We generally describe gerd as the return of stomach contents into the esophagus to the degree that heartburn, fussiness or weight loss develops. Since a dry burp has the same mechanics, it is not much of a stretch to say all kids have some reflux, but only some of them symptoms. It can be transient as part of a gut virus, or longer term.I find mild disease common but significant disease rare.
The . The most common symptoms of gastro esophageal reflux in infants and children are: • frequent or recurrent vomiting. • frequent or persistent cough or wheezing. • refusing to eat or difficulty eating and swallowing gagging with feeding). • heartburn, gas, abdominal pain, or episodes offrequent crying and fussiness. Certain dietary triggers also may contribute to gerd, including such as overeating and drinking carbonated beverages. Your daughter’s diagnosis gerd may also be caused by a gastrointestinal virus that is causing her symptoms of both vomiting and diarrhea. Please follow up with her primary care physician for a more detailed assessment of her symptom history and her growth.

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Can children get gastroesophageal reflux disease? My 8-year-old has been complaining about burning in her chest after eating certain foods. Is it possible that she has gerd, or is it only an adult disease?

Children . Children (and infants) can most definitely get gastroesophageal reflux disease. In fact, it is not at all uncommon. Here are a few tips you can try: - milk is a great antacid. You can have her drink a glass if she's feeling a little discomfort. -try and pay attention to what foods cause the problem - fatty/greasy foods? Acidic foods like tomato sauce and citrus? Carbonated beverages? Avoiding these foods can help alleviate the problem. -make sure she's not eating close to bedtime. Eating an hour or two before laying down can worsen reflux symptoms. If her symptoms are worsening, becoming more frequent or if any of the above suggestions do not help, it's worth contacting her doctor to discuss other treatment options. Sometimes a stronger acid blocker is required for a few months to heal everything completely. Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. Read more...
Yes. Yes, children can suffer from reflux. It is especially common in kids that were premature at birth. See a pediatric gastroenterologist for an accurate diagnosis. Read more...

Can I get an anxiety, panic attacks and asthma from gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Asthma. Can be exacerbated by significant gastroesophageal relux and acute asthma attacks with breathlessness can lead to rather sever panic and anxiety. No better way to get someone's attention than to take their breath away. But gastroesophageal reflux in and of itself doesn't cause these other medical illnesses. Read more...
Panic ; Anxiety. I agree with dr. Burns that asthma can certainly develop secondary to gerd. However, physical sensations can be especially alarming to people who are prone to anxiety. This does not mean that gerd "causes" the anxiety or panic attacks -- your system is just extremely fine-tuned to physical sensation. This triggers your oversensitive system to react with anxiety. Cbt can help anxiety a lot! Read more...

Crohns disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, barrett's esophagus, esophagitis. 2010 had a fundoplication. Why isn't it working anymore?

Many possibilities. See your surgeon and your gastroenterologist. The surgery may have failed, or your symptoms are not related to reflux. If you had barrett's esophagus, all the more reason to be seen by your physicians. Read more...

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...

How to differentiate ischemic heart disease from gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Tough Sometimes. In general, ischemic heart symptoms are exacerbated by exertion while symptoms of gerd are not related to exertion. It can be difficult to differentiate the two based on symptoms alone. It is important to exclude angina when you are having persistent symptoms rather than assume it is gerd. Read more...