Archive | Gastroenterology

Does My Child Have GERD or EoE?

When your child complains of a burning sensation in his chest, chest pain, chest tightness or regurgitation, you may feel concerned. When your child adds that he is having trouble swallowing and feels like something is stuck in his throat, though, you’ll probably start to panic. But what is it? Chances are eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) […]

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Gastroesophageal Reflux

Heartburn Isn’t Just for Adults

Many people believe that only adults experience heartburn, but it is also fairly common in children. Heartburn in children is most often caused by gastroesophageal reflux (GER), a condition where the muscle between the esophagus and the stomach (the esophageal sphincter) relaxes and stomach acid backs up into the esophagus. Heartburn Triggers In Children “Spicy […]

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Bradley Barth, M.D. with Bodie Parra

Autoimmune Disease HSP Typically Includes Red Rash

Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP) is a painful autoimmune disease where  the small blood vessels in the skin, intestines and kidneys are swollen and irritated. The main symptom is a rash that starts off as red spots and  within 3-6 days turns purple and looks like a bruise. When kindergarten started earlier this year, Bodie Parra’s chair was empty. The […]

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Psychologist Helps Kids with GI Illnesses

Children’s Medical Center’s Gastroenterology (GI) program is again ranked as one of the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. Gabby Reed, Ph.D., psychologist on the GI team, helps kids with gastrointestinal illnesses cope with pain, stress and anxiety. Dr. Reed says her job is helping children be as happy as they can be. And for […]

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Dr. Isabel Rojas examines a patient in the GI clinic

GI Ranked With Best in the Country

For another year, U.S. News & World Report has recognized the Gastroenterology (GI) program at Children’s Medical Center as one of the very best in the nation to treat children with common and complex gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disorders. And we couldn’t agree more. After all, the GI program uses state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to […]

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Girl with stomachache

Finding Answers to Kids Stomach Pain

Lori Muller knew that her son Eric wasn’t making up his stomachaches, even though every doctor and specialist who saw the 12-year-old couldn’t find anything wrong. He grew anxious and withdrawn, lost more than 20 pounds,and became “skeletal thin,” she says. His constant pain even prompted Lori to start home-schooling him. The concerned Mom finally […]

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