Pediatric GERD Relieved With Chiropractic Care

A recent case report published at Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics lends support to the idea that chiropractic treatment can provide relief of pediatric GERD. There have been past reports of chiropractic care relieving GERD in adults. This report suggests that other pediatric patients with GERD may benefit from chiropractic care as well.

Pediatric GERD

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The study author, Dr. Andrew Chuang (MClinChiro, private practice, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), presents a case report of the treatment of a four month old female with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The prescribed treatment was approximately 8 visits over a 6 weeks period. It consisted of chiropractic adjustments and cranial adjustments. Within three weeks, the patient had no acid reflux or vomiting, as reported by her mother.

Celiac Disease Linked to Increased Risk of CAD

If you have celiac disease, then you are nearly twice as likely to develop CAD – coronary artery disease. This link was demonstrated in a large retrospective study presented at the American College of Cardiology 2014 Scientific Sessions last week.

CAD and Celiac Disease

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Our findings reinforce the idea that chronic inflammation, whether it’s from an infection or a disease, can have an adverse role in CAD and heart health in general.

Celiac disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the digestive system. It damages the lining of the small intestine. As a result, absorption of important nutrients is severely inhibited. This damage is caused by an inflammatory reaction due to eating gluten, which is found in wheat, barley and rye.

Celiac disease was also linked to a 1.4 times greater risk of stroke. In past studies, celiac disease has been linked to arrhythmias and possible heart failure. This new study links celiac disease with CAD. This link appeared even in the absence of traditional cardiovascular disease risk factors.