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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic condition in which the lower esophageal sphincter allows gastric acids to move up into the esophagus. The disorder can cause heartburn, esophagitis, and chronic chest pain and has been linked to laryngitis, pulmonary fibrosis, and asthma. GERD affects children as well as adults, and it is estimated that up to 35% of babies born in the US struggle with reflux. When do most babies outgrow the disease? More...
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Grave condition. Eating late at night may be the cause, some medics suggest.
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Gastroesophageal reflux disease is often mistaken for colic

GERD, short for gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a condition that often goes undiagnosed in babies. About one baby in 20 suffers from GERD, but it's often mistaken for colic.

In fact, an equal number of babies experience problem reflux that requires treatment but is not classified as a disease. This condition, known simply as gastroesophageal reflux (GER), can be even trickier to diagnose because its symptoms are less severe. Untreated, both GER and GERD can cause complications such as respiratory problems. But with behavior modification and medicine, if needed, reflux can be managed until your child outgrows the condition -- often by 1 year of age.
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