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    November 23, 2022

    Detecting Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

     

    Acid reflux is a very common condition that occurs when acidic stomach contents flow back into the esophagus, which is the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach. This condition can be very normal, but unfortunately for some people, chronic reflux can develop into a disease known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD.

     

    GERD can occur at any age – from infants to teenagers to adults. If your child shows any signs that could indicate GERD, it is important to remember that diagnosis and management of the disease are critical to helping children live normal, healthy lives.

     

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    For more information, call McLeod Pediatric Gastroenterology at (843) 777-7380.

     

    Dr. Chad Thornhill cares for patients at the newly formed practice McLeod Pediatric Gastroenterology.

     

    Board certified in both general pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology, Dr. Thornhill specializes in digestive, liver and nutritional disorders in children.

    Contact:
    Tracie Foster
    tfoster@mcleodhealth.org, (843) 777-5493