The digestive system is responsible for an important mission: to achieve proper digestion to take advantage of all the nutrients that children eat through a balanced diet. But sometimes, some of the organs that are part of the digestive system, presents a problem. Stomach, esophagus, large and small
The digestive system is responsible for an important mission: to achieve proper digestion to take advantage of all the nutrients that children eat through a balanced diet. But sometimes, some of the organs that are part of the digestive system, presents a problem.
Stomach, esophagus, large and small intestine, pancreas, gallbladder and colon, have to collaborate in the digestion process. We analyze the possible diseases that can affect them during childhood.
Diseases of the digestive system in childhood
From punctual gastroenteritis to appendicitis. In Guiainfantil.com we collect different diseases, all related to the digestive system, which can affect your child since birth.
Gastroenteritis. Gastroenteritis is an infection of the digestive system that produces abdominal pain, vomiting or diarrhea. Sometimes it also presents fever. We explain how you should react to your child's gastroenteritis.
Irritable colon. Irritable bowel syndrome is a condition that not only affects adults. Many children suffer too. It is an intestinal disorder. We explain what exactly it is and how it is treated.
Intestinal obstruction. What is intestinal intussusception in children. Symptoms of this intestinal obstruction. Causes and diagnosis of intestinal intussusception in children.
Gingivostomatitis. What is gingivostomatitis and how it manifests in babies and children. Gingivostomatitis is an inflammation of the mouth and gums in babies and children. It is produced mostly by a virus of the herpes type. Among the main symptoms, ulcers and sores in the mouth and inflammation of the gums.
Hirschprung's disease. What is Hirschprung's disease and how does it affect children? Narrowing of the colon in children. How is Hirschprung's disease diagnosed and what is the treatment.
Vesicle stones. What are the stones in the gallbladder and how do they affect children? Diagnosis and treatment of stones in the gallbladder during childhood.
Necrotising enterecolitis. What is necrotising enterecolitis in newborns. Problems in the intestine in premature and underweight newborns. Babies that develop necrotizing enterocolitis.
Gastroesophageal reflux in newborns. What is gastroesophageal reflux. The causes and symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux. How to relieve the discomfort caused by reflux and what parents should do. Vomiting is one of the most common symptoms of reflux. Babies that regurgitate.
Obstruction in the stomach. What exactly is hypertrophic Pyloric stenosis and how does it affect children? What type of stomach obstruction is and how is it diagnosed. Treatment of Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis.
Foods against stomach pain. Causes of stomach pain in children. How to naturally relieve stomach pain in children. Home remedies to relieve stomach pain in children.
Acute pancreatitis. What is pancreatitis and how does it affect children? Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of inflammation of the pancreas in children. What is the prognosis of infantile pancreatitis.
Appendicitis. If you want to know what are the symptoms of appendicitis, Guiainfantil.com tell you what causes it, how your child will behave if he suffers what treatment he has.
What the baby's stool tells us. Babies do not know how to talk, but their stools tell us many things. Through their depositions we can detect for example an infection. Learn to recognize when your baby's poop is alerting you to some type of disorder or illness.
Constipation in babies. When can you say that a baby is constipated? It can be said that a baby is constipated when it becomes nervous and uneasy, it raises its legs and turns red to try to push the stool.
Causes of abdominal pain. Abdominal pain in childhood can be indicative of many things, from gastroenteritis to appendicitis. Everything depends on the rest of the symptoms that accompany the abdominal pain. We explain what some of them are.
Celiac disease in childhood. What is non-celiac gluten sensitivity in children. Symptoms and diagnosis of this strange gluten intolerance during childhood. How is this new 'intolerance' to gluten.
Lactose intolerance. We respond to the main doubts of parents about lactose intolerance. What is lactose intolerance in children, what are their symptoms and what foods can and can not take a child with lactose intolerance.
Fructose intolerance. Fructose intolerance occurs when the body does not correctly assimilate the fructose of some foods. In case of fructose intolerance, children will not be able to take foods that contain this nutrient.