Food allergies and GI issues have a language all their own, and it can be confusing and overwhelming. This glossary is here to help you understand the key terms and be better informed overall.
You can also visit our Symptom Guide to help you identify milk allergy and other GI-related symtpoms so you can discuss them with your doctor and dietitian.
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A rare genetic condition that affects an individual’s ability to properly digest one of the sugars (galactose) found in breast and cow milk.Galactosemia Definition
Excessive reflux where the frequency and severity are higher than normal and lead to health problems, including failure to thrive in infants, sleeping and feeding problems, esophagitis, wheezing, cough, vomiting and regurgitation.Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) Definition
The passageway going from the mouth to the anus that allows food digestion. Also called the digestive tract, it is formed by the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine or duodenum, jejunum, ileum, large intestine or colon, rectum and anus.Gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) Definition
A tube inserted through the abdomen that delivers nutrition directly to the stomach.Gastrostomy tube (G-tube) Definition
Protein found in wheat.Gluten Definition