GER and GERD in children: to treat or not to treat?

Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is a normal physiologic process, consisting in the passage of gastric contents into the esophagus. It occurs several times per day in healthy infants, children, and adults. In contrast, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is present when the reflux of gastric contents causes troublesome symptoms and/or complications… CONTINUE READING