In many households, this week marks the beginning of the holiday season! For most, the holiday season brings excitement, joy and generosity. For others, it can bring worried minds over all the food allergens presented at the thanksgiving or dessert table and heartburn! During this 17th annual GERD awareness week which is November 23-29, 2015, we’d like to help spread the word about GERD. Heartburn is one of the most common symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and can turn a joyful celebration into an painful experience. The Digestive Health Alliance has pulled together 15 tips to manage your symptoms during this holiday season.
GERD can also occur in infants and children and is often referred to as gastroesophageal reflux (GER). The National Institute of Health provides an explanation of the difference between GER and GERD as well as helpful information on:
- Symptoms & causes of GER and GERD in infants
- Diagnosis of GER and GERD and infants
- Treatement GER and GERD in infants
Studies estimate that up to 40-56% of infants with GER also suffer from cow milk allergy*. In those cases, here is how Neocate may be able to help.
Help us raise GERD awareness and tell us about you or your child’s GER/GERD story and what has been most helpful.
Wishing everyone a safe and GERD-free holiday season!
-The Neocate Team
*Reference: Nielsen RG et al. Severe gastroesophageal reﬂux disease and cow milk hypersensitivity in infants and children: Disease association and evaluation of a new challenge procedure. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2004; 39:383–391