Families caring for a child with acid reflux can face extreme medical costs. Sharepost outlines some of those expenses.
Acid reflux can also affect the throat (pharynx) and voice box (larynx), leading to a diagnosis of laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPR).
Here are some potential acid reflux symptoms that indicate your older child needs to see the gastroenterologist (GI).
An increase in two GI infections may be associated with the increase in the prescriptions of acid-reducing medications.
Food bolus impaction, or steakhouse syndrome, occurs when a person swallows a large piece of food that becomes stuck in the lower esophagus.
Increasing evidence suggests over time, proton pump inhibitors, used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease, may not be as benign as people think.
If you’ve lost weight because of functional dyspepsia, or upset stomach, you might be able to gain it back by taking a certain antidepressant.
American Geriatrics Society (AGS) lists medications that may be inappropriate for older adults and now includes Proton Pump Inhibitors or PPIs for acid reflux.
Drugs known as proton pump inhibitors are usually the first therapy recommended to people with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Surgery is another option.
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