GORD (Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease) occurs when Reflux or GOR (Gastro-Oesophgeal Reflux) is associated with complications, such as:
- oesophagitis (erosion of the oesophagus) which leads to a very irritable baby who may become difficult to feed because of the pain
- excessive vomiting causing poor weight gain
- recurrent respiratory problems such as pneumonia or apnoea
GORD is treated medically in the first instant, such as with anti-acid medications and a change in milk, but in severe cases can ultimately require surgical intervention to fix. If you suspect your baby has GORD I strongly advise that you seek immediate medical advice from a Paediatrician or Paediatric GIT (Gastro Intestinal Tract) Specialist.