Acid Reflux in Children is a Serious Heath Condition that Needs to be Treated Properly
If your child is experiencing acid reflux or heartburn and it is not effectively treated the damage done by these conditions is harming there stomach, esophagus and digestive track. If allowed to go on long enough it could result in a multitude of different types of surgery, such as; Laparoscopic, Fundoplication, Radiofrequency or Esophageal.
The use of prescription medications or over-the-counter to relieve the pain caused by these problems is not a cure, but only a form of pain relief that can and does actually exacerbate the conditions. This happens because these drugs turn off the stomachs ability to generate stomach acid for a few hours.
This is great for pain relief, but your child will have to eat again. When they do, the normal amount of acid that should be in the stomach is not there because of the affect the drug had had on it. Thus, there stomach is now forced to go into over-drive generating massive amounts of acid to compensate for lost time.
Because of this reaction there stomach now has too much acid in it once again and pain in there throat and esophagus will return. When this happens most parents will then provide there child another tablet to relieve the pain and this starts the entire process all over once more.
It is a never ending perpetual circle that you enter once you starting providing your child these medications for pain relief. This is but one of the problems these medicines cause.
They often generate serious side affects in children that take these pills on a regular basis. I highly recommend you read the warning label that comes with the particular drug your child is taking and determine if they have been experiencing any of the side affects caused by the drug they are using.
There are natural, safe and effective treatments that actually cure acid reflux and heartburn as opposed to just providing pain relief. The Acid Reflux Diet is one of these programs that utilize a holistic approach to solving this health condition permanently.