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GORD can affect children and adults but can be treated with lifestyle changes.

GORD can affect children and adults but can be treated with lifestyle changes.
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Living with GORD

As gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a digestive problem, diet and nutrition play an important part in its management. Most people with GORD find that their symptoms are influenced by what they eat and drink, as well as how they eat. It's recommended to avoid eating large meals, avoid eating late at night, and to not lie down straight after eating.

A few people get complications associated with GORD. These can be quite serious such as an oesophageal ulcer or oesophageal cancer. Most complications can be treated, and if your doctor thinks you have an increased risk of developing oesophageal cancer, you may be referred for regular monitoring tests.

Last reviewed: November 2016

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GORD: Managing the Symptoms | myVMC

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD or GERD) is a common and chronic gastrointestinal disorder. Nearly 80% of the population will experience symptoms of reflux at some stage in their lives.

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Heartbrun (reflux, GORD, GERD) information video | myVMC

Heartburn (gastroesophageal reflux disorder, GORD, GERD) is common and rarely serious. Heartburn symptoms are caused by acid reflux and include chest pain.

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Constipation, Motility Disorders and GORD in Children - Reflux Infants Support Association Inc

Constipation in children is quite common and can contribute to the severity of reflux. Discusses constipation, motility disorders and GORD in children.

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Heartburn | myVMC

Heartburn is the common classical symptom of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). Heartburn is experienced as a gripping discomfort below the breastbone that may be made worse by lying, eating or bending.

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Love Your Guts! Post 1 - The Beginning. Baby is Born. - Reflux Infants Support Association Inc

RISA Inc is a non profit community group that offers support to families of infants and children who suffer from gastro-oesophageal reflux and its complications. It is run by reflux families for the benefit of reflux families, and has done so since 1982.

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The impact of Reflux on families - Reflux Infants Support Association Inc

Reflux is so common it can be seen as normal, and people often don't understand how difficult life can be for families or understand the impact it can have.

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Reflux and behaviour - Reflux Infants Support Association Inc

Reflux has a huge impact on the behaviour of children. Reflux kids may exhibit consistently bad behaviour related to pain they are experiencing.

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Aortic Regurgitation (AR) | myVMC

Aortic regurgitation is reflux of blood from the aorta (the big vessel carrying blood out of the heart)

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Reflux & Sensory Processing - Reflux Infants Support Association Inc

Many children with reflux have sensory processing difficulties (problems with taking in, organising & responding to information received through our senses)

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Reflux survival strategies - Reflux Infants Support Association Inc

Tips written by reflux parents for other reflux parents that may help you to overcome the enormous stress created by caring for a reflux baby.

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