Is your child a picky eater or have a hard time keeping food down? Or what about waking in the middle of the night with stomach pains? These could be signs of a condition that is hard to diagnose but can cause a lot of pain.
The condition is called Gerd and it stands for Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease, which is the refluxing of the backwashing of stomach acids from the stomach into the esophagus and irritating the esophagus.
Those who have Gerd may suffer longer than they have to because Gerd is not that easy to diagnose. There is a wide range of symptoms but some clues range from painful night waking, food aversion, labeled as a picky eater, and coughing and wheezing which can be diagnosed as asthma.
The good news, with proper diagnosis Gerd can be treated with lifestyle change and with medicine.