Persistent and severe acid reflux left untreated can cause several long-term complications in many patients. Patients can experience erosive esphagitis (severe inflammation of the esophagus), severe narrowing of the esophagus and Barrett's esophagus. Some patients even experience weakening of tooth enamel and issues with the throat and airway.
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…