Gastrointestinal System Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux

    Gastroesophageal Reflux: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: GERD Introduction to gastroesophageal reflux: GE reflux wears many faces. You might see a baby who spits up all the time…an adult with heartburn…a child who won’t gain weight…an unhappy toddler…a chronic cough…wheezing…recurrent pneumonia…an infant who cries and cries…any one of these may be the only symptom of gastroesophageal reflux.

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  • Constipation

    Constipation: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to constipation: As long as your child is in diapers, every single bowel movement will be right there for you to see when her diaper is changed. During the diaper years, the stools undergo several changes. The first bowel movements are the thick, sticky, tarry meconium stools formed while the baby is still inside […]

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    Colic: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to colic: It usually strikes toward the end of a long day, when your baby is just about at the age when your sleep deprivation has really begun to set in. Your baby stops being the quiet, peaceful, miracle baby and begins screaming every evening. It is no wonder that parents become frustrated, discouraged, […]

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  • Colic and Apple Juice

    Colic and Apple Juice

    Colic is often defined by the rule of threes – crying more than 3 hours a day, more than 3 days a week, for more than 3 weeks. Parents usually report increased gas and gas-related symptoms in these babies. Difficulty digesting specific carbohydrates can lead to increased gas.

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  • Asthma and Reflux

    Asthma and Reflux

    If your child has asthma, you should consider whether your child might also have reflux. More evidence of the relationship between gastroesophageal reflux and asthma was published in the April 2002 issue of The Journal of Asthma. The study was unable to correlate the type and timing of reflux with the beginning of asthma, but […]

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  • Big News: Reflux and Ear Infections? !!!

    Big News: Reflux and Ear Infections? !!!

    Chronic ear infections are a frustrating problem for many young children. A study published in the February 9, 2002 issue of The Lancet suggests a dramatic new approach to dealing with ear infections.

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  • Pyloric Stenosis -- Avoiding Inevitable Surgery?

    Pyloric Stenosis — Avoiding Inevitable Surgery?

    Many babies spit up. A few, though, gradually eject larger quantities of breastmilk or formula until they are barely keeping anything down. This can be caused by a condition called pyloric stenosis, where the muscular valve at the base of the stomach grows too tight to allow milk to pass.

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    Reflux Tests

    What tests that can be done to find out if my baby has reflux?

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  • The D3 Cycle

    The D3 Cycle

    Hello, my 8-year-old daughter has been suffering from upper abdominal pain for 3 months. She says the pain is right above the navel and to the right about an inch. What worries me is that she also has a…

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  • Gastric Outlet Obstruction

    Gastric Outlet Obstruction

    My 9-month-old daughter has had a serious problem with spitting up every since she was born. When I took my child in for her nine-month check up, my doctor agreed to run some tests. He sent her for a…

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