Reflux it is a term with several meanings. According to what the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) through its dictionary, it is about the movement that occurs when the tide goes down.
In this sense, ebb is the horizontal type movement made by the tide when it retires. The opposite would be the flow, which is the movement of the rising tide.
In the work of laboratory, reflux is what is done by heat up a reaction so that the processes are carried out at a temperature that exceeds the ambient temperature, something that allows avoiding the loss of the solvent.
The gastroesophageal reflux, for its part, is a disorder that occurs in the digestion. When a person eats food, it enters through the mouth, through the pharynx and esophagus, and into the stomach, where they combine with gastric juices. Reflux involves the return to the esophagus of the food already mixed with the gastric juices.
Babies are the ones who usually have reflux. It is considered that during the first six months of life, it is common for them to carry out these regurgitations after meals, which are the result of their digestive system not yet mature.
There are many advices that it is recommended to carry out so that the little ones can not be harmed by the aforementioned refluxes and these can stop appearing in the shortest possible time. Specifically, you must bet that their parents undertake the following measures:
-When it comes to breastfeeding or bottle feeding, it is important to do it calmly, proceeding, every certain period of time, to remove the food and hold it upright so that it can burp.
-Both when he is eating as when he is placed in the crib to sleep, it is necessary that his head is always higher than the rest of the body. Why? Because backflows are avoided.
-In cases in which it is considered that the child’s reflux is out of all normality, it is advisable to consult the pediatrician so that he can examine him and establish some guidelines or treatment, if necessary. And there are babies who, as a consequence of the frequency and abundance of those, have to face complications in what is the respiratory system and even esophagitis. This comes to be, as its name indicates, in a palpable irritation of the esophagus.
On the other hand, it should be known that due to the presence of acids in gastric juices, the esophagus becomes irritates. The subject, therefore, will have trouble swallowing food, will have a burning sensation, and may suffer from a chronic cough. Permanent irritation of the esophagus can even lead to other diseases, so gastroesophageal reflux must be treated.
Reflux can be caused by the action of certain drugs, the intake of certain foods (such as chocolate or coffee), increased pressure in the abdomen (overweight, pregnancy, tight clothing), smoking or various diseases. The most common treatment includes giving medications and changes in diet.