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Treatment of reflux in children…

When stomach acid comes up the esophagus, this can cause symptoms of reflux. Common symptoms in infants are feeding refusal, recurrent vomiting, poor weight gain, sleep disturbance, respiratory problems (like coughing and wheezing), and irritability. Symptoms in older children include … Continue reading

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Old wives’ tale. . . Spicy food causes ulcers.

Wrong. Spicy food will not CAUSE an ulcer, but if you have an ulcer spicy food will really make you hurt. Most ulcers are caused by bacteria in the stomach called helicobacter pylori or by high doses or prolonged use … Continue reading

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Heartburn

Actually, heartburn doesn’t involve the heart, but it DOES burn.  You may have symptoms of burning in the lower chest or a bitter/acidic taste in the mouth. It is caused when acid from the stomach goes upward (the wrong way) … Continue reading

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