Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) occurs when stomach contents are spit back up or vomited into the esophagus, the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach. GER is very common in in- fants. Most babies with GER are happy and healthy even though they spit up or vomit. Spitting up tends to peak at 4 months and most infants stop spitting up by 12 months of age.
Constipation of bowel movements or painful passage of bowel movements. Children 1–4 years of age typically have a bowel movement 1–4 times a day. If not daily, more than 90% of children go at least every other day, although these children may be constipated. When children are constipated for a long time, they may begin to soil their underwear. This fecal soiling is involuntary – the child has no control over it.
Celiac disease is an chronic condition mainly affecting the small intestine. It is a permanent sensitivity to gluten, a protein from wheat, rye, and barley. In affected individuals, eating food containing gluten leads to damage to the finger- like projections, or villi, lining the small intestine. Other names include celiac sprue and gluten sensitive enteropathy. Celiac disease is considered an auto-immune disorder, in which the body attacks itself.
Listen to SUPERTALK interview with Rebecca Turner and Dr. Angela Shannon. Click here and take a listen. Dr. Shannon shares some common reasons to visit a Pediatric GI Physician. She also shares the WHY behind Happy Tummies and where the name came from.
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