What is “Secondary GER”?

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The Cause and Treatment of Infant Reflux

Is it normal gastric reflux (GER) or the rarer, more serious condition GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)? What is the difference between GER and GERD?

by J.J. Courtiol, M.A. Ed.

What is “Secondary GER”?

In secondary GER, something else is occurring to cause episodes. One possibility is pyloric stenosis, in which there is a blockage of the pyloric sphincter. Other examples might be food allergies, metabolic disorders, infection, NG tubes, etc.

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