The upper endoscopy is a test used to diagnose GERD and determine its severity and progress. The upper endoscopy is more accurate than a barium swallow radiograph, but more invasive and expensive. The test itself uses a camera that allows the physician to view the surface of the esophagus and detect abnormalities.
Food allergies are increasing worldwide for reasons that are not completely clear. Recent studies suggest that nearly 4 percent of adult Americans are afflicted with food allergies.This number is even higher for children. In both adults and children, food allergies may cause gastroesophageal reflux. The food allergy and acid reflux link has…