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.
A recent study from Reuters Health, confirmed something that I already knew: many adults with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) also have headaches. I have spoken to many parents of older children and teens with GERD and often hear about frequent headaches and even migraines in this group. I offer support and acknowledgement because I…