When children get heartburn

When children get heartburn

Children can also suffer from heartburn

Heartburn can have several causes. Eating behavior can often provide information about whether something is in the offing.

If children complain about the feeling that they can no longer swallow the food and there is also a bitter taste in their mouth, this can indicate heartburn. Ulrich Fegeler of the Professional Association of Pediatricians (BVKJ) in Cologne explains other signs such as pain at the sternum, hoarseness or a dry cough.
Fried or spicy food, mint and acidic or caffeinated drinks can trigger the symptoms.

What Exactly Happens With Heartburn
The cause is a malfunction of the sphincter that lies between the stomach and esophagus. He is either under attack or is simply relaxing at the wrong moment. The acidic contents of the stomach flow up the esophagus and cause irritation of the esophagus.

Causes of gastric disease
The causes are identified on the one hand, the lifestyle - lush, sweet, fatty, acidic foods, alcohol, caffeinated drinks, smoking nervousness, stress, but also mental stress and tight clothing and overweight. On the other hand, there are also pathological causes or their secondary diseases that can be blamed for this. These include:

Gastroesophageal Reflux - Reflux Disease
Inflammation of the esophagus (esophagitis)
Diaphragmatic hernia (hiatal hernia)
Spasm of the esophageal sphincter (achalasia)
Esophageal diverticulum
Barrett's esophagus
Esophageal cancer
Irritable stomach
Inflammation of the stomach
Gastric ulcer
Stomach cancer
Food intolerance.

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