The stomach, esophagus, intestines, liver, pancreas and gall bladder are the digestive system organs. Gastroenterology is the branch of science that examines the diseases related to all these organs or based upon the organs in this system. Pediatric gastroenterology is the branch of science that diagnoses and treats all children in the group of age 0-18.

The most common gastroenterological symptoms are diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation, vomiting, anorexia, and jaundice. These symptoms should be taken into account and if these are observed at the child, a pediatric gastroenterologist should be consulted.

Which diseases does Pediatric Gastroenterology Treat ?

  • Ulcer
  • Gastroesophageal reflux (reflux)
  • Gastritis due to Helicobacter pylori microbe
  • Dyspepsia (indigestion)
  • Chronic diarrhea and non-growth
  • Celiac disease
  • Corrosive esophagitis
  • Gastritis (acute and chronic)
  • Food and cow's milk allergy
  • Bile ducts and gallbladder diseases
  • Bloody stool
  • Growth retardation and colitis (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease)
  • Polyp
  • Constipation
  • Anorexia
  • Obesity
  • Jaundice and hepatitis (hepatitis b, c, d, e) autoimmune hepatitis
  • Wilson's disease
  • Pancreatic diseases
  • Food allergies (cow's milk allergy)
  • Nutritional support (disease-specific nutrition)

Most Common Diseases of Pediatric Gastroenterology

Lactose Intolerance: Lactose intolerance is seen in every 1 out of 10 people, which occurs due to the inability to digest lactose that includes in dairy products. Not only the lactose in dairy products but also the lactose in breast milk can be indigestible. There may be some symptoms such as gas, diarrhea, nausea, bloating, abdominal pain. These symptoms appear between 30 minutes and 2 hours after lactose ingestion. The hydrogen breath test is used to diagnose lactose intolerance. This method is used seldom with babies. The baby's stool is examined for whether it contains lactose sugar and its acidity.

Celiac Disease: It is a digestive system disease. The immune system of the person damages the small intestine when the person eats food that contains gluten,. Although it is generally known as a genetic disease, it may also be a result of birth, pregnancy, stress, infection. The disease can be seen later on in individuals who fed with breast milk for a long time. This disease, which has different symptoms, can also be seen on children. It has different symptoms such as light and smelly stool, weight loss, anemia, abdominal pain, short stature, chronic diarrhea, growth retardation, dental caries, and behavioral changes.

Constipation: The most significant symptom of constipation, which is quite common with children, are abdominal pain and loss of appetite. It can also lead to hemorrhoids in the future. Constipation can be caused by various reasons and in some cases by a disease. These are low or high calcium, low functioning of the thyroid glands and celiac disease. Babies may have constipation during their toilet training.

Diarrhea: It is a very common disorder of children. When the number of defecations varies according to age is exceeded, it should be followed and consulted to a doctor. In some cases, diarrhea may be caused by thirst and end in 3-4 days. Apart from that, chronic diarrhea caused by salt loss, unbalanced and malnutrition weakens the immune system. Diseases such as otitis media, urinary tract infection, and meningitis can also cause chronic diarrhea for up to 14 days. In this case, it should be consulted to a doctor immediately.

Reflux: Reflux is stomach acid returning to the esophagus or mouth. While it passes through the esophagus,the acid can sometimes damage the esophagus. Reflux is a disease that can be frequently seen with children. The symptoms may differ at each child and may also include symptoms such as pain when eating, bad breath, snoring, hoarseness and dental problems.

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