Health Topics

Gastroesophageal Reflux in Children / Adolescents

What is Gastroesophageal Reflux?

Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) occurs when stomach contents reflux or go up into the esophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach), during or after a meal.

In some children, the stomach contents go up in the mouth and are swallowed again. Other symptoms include hoarseness, recurrent pneumonia, cough, wheezing and difficulty breathing or swallowing.

Show All

Incidence of Gastroesophageal Reflux

Causes of Gastroesophageal Reflux

Diagnosis of Gastroesophageal Reflux

Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux


Last Updated: 10/2012