Silent reflux

Reflux Reality: A Guide for Families

REFLUX REALITY: A Guide for Families was written by Glenda Blanch in association with RISA Inc after it became obvious there was a real need in the community for more readily available, accurate information on gastro-oesophageal reflux and its management.

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What is Silent Reflux?

Silent reflux can be very confusing; there may be no obvious signs of gastro-oesophageal reflux (such as vomiting) and the child generally isn’t ‘silent’. Silent reflux refers to refluxed material that flows back into the oesophagus, but isn’t forced out of the mouth. The child may swallow it back down or the stomach contents/stomach acids may not come up the oesophagus far enough to be swallowed.

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