Digestive disorders can be detrimental to the well-being of your child. It can also affect their development. However, it is important to understand when your child has digestive disorders. For this reason, we will take a look at the five most common digestive disorders in kids.
Five common digestive disorders in kids:-
EGID or Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorder
Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorder occurs when there are excess white blood cells in the digestive tract of your child. It can result in swelling and inflammation that can further cause discomfort and pain. Your child may also experience difficulty swallowing. Doctors may recommend eliminating some foods that cause allergic reactions from the diet.
IBD or Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Disease can cause belly pain and watery stool that can sometimes be bloody. It can be of two types- Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Certain other problems that can happen as a result of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and IBD are- liver disease, joint pain, kidney stones, weak bones, and irritated eyes. If your child has severe symptoms, they may require surgery.
Celiac Disease occurs when your child’s digestive system cannot tolerate gluten. It is a protein that is present in barley, rye, and wheat. Having gluten will cause the immune system to attack the small intestine’s lining.
The sugar lactose is present in milk naturally. Children who have lactose intolerance cannot digest it. So, when they have milk, they experience bloating, gas, and cramps.
Short Bowel Syndrome
Short Bowel Syndrome in children happens when they are unable to absorb nutrients from food. It occurs when they have missing sections from their intestine. Some symptoms they may have are- diaper rashes, malnutrition, and dehydration.
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