Know about Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease in newborns, handling GERD in babies and symptoms and cure for Gastroesophageal Reflux.

Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) In Newborns

Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease, more popularly abbreviated as GERD, can be described as the ailment in which the gas or liquid in the stomach of the baby goes up the esophagus. The result is that that baby 'spits up'. It is not unusual for babies to suffer from the problem, mainly because their muscles, which are involved in opening and closing the top of the stomach, are quite relaxed. If, and when, they get relaxed after the consumption of food, the gas and fluid manage to escape from the stomach and go up the esophagus. While having reflux is common, it is only when it becomes severe that it takes the shape of Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease, making the baby spit up too much, not get enough nourishment from food and even suffer from breathing problems.

Need For Treatment
It is common for newborn babies and infants to suffer from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). However, it is only in the following conditions that you need to visit a doctor.
Causes Of Gastroesophageal Reflux
One of the main reasons of Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease in children comprises of a poorly coordinated gastrointestinal tract. The immature digestive system results in unnecessary opening of the stomach, after eating food, as a result of which gas and fluid manage to escape to the esophagus. This leads to reflex in children. It has been seen that majority of the infants grow out of GERD by the time they are one year old.

Symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux
Cure For Gastroesophageal Reflux

For Babies
For Older Children