Acid reflux is a condition &#110&#111&#114&#109&#97&#108&#108&#121 associated with &#97&#100&#117&#108&#116&#115. Sadly, many children also &#115&#117&#102&#102&#101&#114 &#116&#104&#101 &#101&#102&#102&#101&#99&#116&#115 of acid reflux.

This desease, &#97&#108&#115&#111 referred &#116&#111 as gastro-esophageal &#114&#101&#102&#108&#117&#120, occurs &#119&#104&#101&#110 &#115&#116&#111&#109&#97&#99&#104 contents churn and rise &#117&#112 into the esophagus, the tube connecting the &#115&#116&#111&#109&#97&#99&#104 with the &#109&#111&#117&#116&#104. A muscle &#98&#101&#116&#119&#101&#101&#110 the &#101&#115&#111&#112&#104&#97&#103&#117&#115 and the stomach, known as the lower esophageal sphincter, is responsible for keeping the stomach closed off until &#102&#111&#111&#100 is swallowed. The lower esophageal sphincter then &#111&#112&#101&#110&#115 &#117&#112 and &#97&#108&#108&#111&#119&#115 &#116&#104&#101 food into the stomach before closing again. Although &#65&#99&#105&#100 &#114&#101&#102&#108&#117&#120 can begin during infancy, &#105&#116 can carry &#111&#118&#101&#114 into early childhood.

Though quite common &#105&#110 children, most people are not aware of &#105&#116’&#115 &#111&#99&#99&#117&#114&#114&#101&#110&#99&#101. In &#109&#111&#115&#116 cases, the &#112&#114&#111&#99&#101&#115&#115 of gastro-esophageal reflux occurs quickly, the acid &#99&#111&#109&#101&#115 up &#105&#110&#116&#111 the esophagus and then rapidly goes back &#100&#111&#119&#110 &#105&#110&#116&#111 the stomach. In this case, the esophagus suffers no &#100&#97&#109&#97&#103&#101. &#72&#111&#119&#101&#118&#101&#114, if the &#115&#116&#111&#109&#97&#99&#104 acid &#115&#116&#97&#121&#115 in &#116&#104&#101 &#101&#115&#111&#112&#104&#97&#103&#117&#115, it &#100&#97&#109&#97&#103&#101&#115 &#116&#104&#101 esophagus &#108&#105&#110&#105&#110&#103. In some cases, the &#115&#116&#111&#109&#97&#99&#104 contents rise up all &#116&#104&#101 way into the mouth, &#111&#110&#108&#121 to &#98&#101 swallowed &#97&#103&#97&#105&#110. This process &#99&#97&#117&#115&#101&#115 &#97 number of &#115&#121&#109&#112&#116&#111&#109&#115 such as &#97 chronic cough, &#111&#114 a hoarse voice. More serious symptoms can &#105&#110&#99&#108&#117&#100&#101 difficulty &#105&#110 swallowing, wheezing, &#97&#110&#100 chronic &#112&#110&#101&#117&#109&#111&#110&#105&#97.

&#10&#65&#110&#121&#111&#110&#101 &#119&#104&#111 suspects that their child is &#97&#102&#102&#108&#105&#99&#116&#101&#100 with &#97&#99&#105&#100 reflux, should have &#116&#104&#101 &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100 seen by his &#111&#114 her pediatrician. After examining the &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100 &#97&#110&#100 evaluating the &#115&#121&#109&#112&#116&#111&#109&#115, the doctor &#109&#97&#121 &#114&#117&#110 &#116&#101&#115&#116&#115 to diagnose whether acid reflux is &#112&#114&#101&#115&#101&#110&#116. &#79&#102&#116&#101&#110, the doctor will begin treatment before testing &#102&#111&#114 acid &#114&#101&#102&#108&#117&#120.

&#10&#73&#110 one of &#116&#104&#101 tests, called an &#117&#112&#112&#101&#114 GI-series X-ray, &#116&#104&#101 child’s X-ray &#105&#115 taken &#97&#102&#116&#101&#114 being given &#97 &#103&#108&#97&#115&#115 of barium to drink. &#84&#104&#105&#115 particular test is &#115&#117&#99&#99&#101&#115&#115&#102&#117&#108&#108&#121 used &#116&#111 locate hiatal hernias, blockages, and other &#103&#97&#115&#116&#114&#111&#105&#110&#116&#101&#115&#116&#105&#110&#97&#108 problems.

Another test, thought to be &#109&#111&#114&#101 &#101&#102&#102&#101&#99&#116&#105&#118&#101 &#116&#104&#97&#110 &#116&#104&#101 X-ray, &#105&#115 &#116&#104&#101 &#101&#110&#100&#111&#115&#99&#111&#112&#121. Typically, the &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100 is sedated and put &#116&#111 sleep &#100&#117&#114&#105&#110&#103 &#116&#104&#101 &#116&#101&#115&#116. An endoscope, which is a thin, &#102&#108&#101&#120&#105&#98&#108&#101 &#112&#108&#97&#115&#116&#105&#99 tube with a camera &#97&#116&#116&#97&#99&#104&#101&#100 to the end, is then &#112&#108&#97&#99&#101&#100 inside the &#116&#104&#114&#111&#97&#116. &#87&#105&#116&#104 &#116&#104&#101 help of &#101&#110&#100&#111&#115&#99&#111&#112&#101, the &#100&#111&#99&#116&#111&#114 &#105&#115 directly able &#116&#111 examine the esophagus lining, stomach, and a portion of &#116&#104&#101 small &#105&#110&#116&#101&#115&#116&#105&#110&#101. The endoscopy &#97&#108&#115&#111 allows the doctor &#116&#111 perform &#97 &#98&#105&#111&#112&#115&#121 rather &#112&#97&#105&#110&#108&#101&#115&#115&#108&#121.

&#10&#89&#101&#116 another test, &#116&#104&#101 esophageal pH &#112&#114&#111&#98&#101, may &#97&#108&#115&#111 be used. This test consists of using &#97&#110 extremely &#108&#105&#103&#104&#116, and ultra-thin wire with an &#97&#99&#105&#100 sensor &#116&#105&#112 and inserting &#105&#116 through the patient’s nose and &#105&#110&#116&#111 &#116&#104&#101 lower &#101&#115&#111&#112&#104&#97&#103&#117&#115. &#84&#104&#105&#115 &#109&#101&#116&#104&#111&#100 is used &#116&#111 detect &#97&#110&#100 record the presense of &#115&#116&#111&#109&#97&#99&#104 acid in the esophagus.

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