Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is one of the most common problems in infants, and symptoms may be as simple as frequent spitting up or as complicated as regurgitating frequently, weight loss, bloody spit–up, significant pain, and breathing problems that can further complicate reflux.
Until fairly recently, Crohn's Disease was primarily treated with medications. An experiment in Europe, however, revealed that long-term treatment via polymeric formulas, such as Ensure, PediaSure and similar brands of meal-replacement, nutritional drinks, has proven to be very effective in treating Crohn's Disease.
Last week, we reviewed a recent hot topic in the world of family and pediatric medicine — Discussing Gluten Sensitivity. This week, we will be addressing some of the top-asked questions regarding Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity, and Wheat Allergies. In
Sharing many symptoms with the more commonly known GERD, Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) has only recently been identified as a disease. Fortunately, many new options are emerging to treat and manage EoE. What Is Eosinophilic Esophagitis? Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an inflammatory condition in which the wall of the esophagus becomes filled with large numbers of white blood cells called eosinophils.
Most schools are trying hard to upgrade their lunch programs and offer the best food they can. But not every school cafeteria provides appealing, healthy lunch choices. Educate yourself when it comes to what your cafeteria has to offer. For example, did you know chicken nuggets have more fat and calories than a plain burger?
Increasingly, children are developing digestive problems that were once reserved for adults. Digestive problems such as bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, and even inflammatory bowel diseases can result from a multitude of factors, but the underlying cause is often inappropriate eating habits.
This is the something that children can benefit from too. We know that behaviors are formed during childhood so it is very important to help children establish healthy heart habits while they are young. Our heart is a muscle that works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; It deserves a little special attention.
You know you're a new parent when discussions about spit up, reflux, and the contents of baby's diaper become common dinnertime fodder! If you're a new mom or dad, worrying about your baby's digestive problems and health is more common than you think.
Often, summer break is when the children’s healthy eating plans take a vacation. So, as summer comes to an end and the school year nears, take time to refocus your efforts as a family to ensure your children’s nutrition and physical activity habits are ready for the year ahead.
Helpful Company During Child Anesthesia New research presented at this year's Euroanaesthesia meeting in Stockholm shows that having parents present during the induction of their child's anesthesia improves the quality of that anesthesia. The study is by Dr Alicia Sánchez,