Acid Reflux, is just another word for heartburn, is a disease that is created by a simple imbalance of chemical make-up in the body–the attack of acid reflux in the esophagus when it is supposed to be in the stomach only.

The fact that Acid Reflux, affects not just adults but also infants and children, make it important for everyone to be aware of its symptoms and how it can be prevented.

The Acid Reflux is triggered by various foods like chocolate, citrus fruits, spicy foods, fried and fatty foods. The time of day the foods are eaten and over eating which can cause excessive weight. Therefore, the key to avoid the heartburning uneasiness brought by the Acid reflux also lies on the foods

That we eat.

Studies show that a specific food can head out acid reflux, so it is vital that everyone must take a careful observation of their eating habits.

Nevertheless, anybody who is suffering from Acid Reflux needs a diet that to treat the illness, and you must learn the foods that should be eaten and those, which should not be eaten.

Now, you might be wondering what could be the best diet to avoid acid reflux.

People affected by heartburn should follow a diet wherein they eat a small meal during dinner and follow it up with a small snack before they go to sleep, for example you could eat crackers for nighttime snack.

Likewise, they should make sure that their meal is rich in complex carbohydrates. This includes breads, rice and pasta; this fixes the excessive acid in the stomach, hence, giving it an easy feeling.

Always chew your foods well, do not rush on eating, 20 minutes for each meal will do. Extract all the nourishment that you can get in your food.

Avoid high-fat foods, this will tend to stay in the stomach longer, and your stomach will be forced to produce more acids for digestion, In addition never eat large meals because this will also stimulate the stomach to produce more acids to digest them.

One the medical specialists' recommendations is to add more plant protein in your diet, like beans and lentils, by doing this process the animal protein that you have taken will be replaced.

Try to monitor the time you spend for eating and the amount of food you eat. It is important to relax when you eat, and take your time to chew your food. It is advisable that you take several small meals early in a day, than you can eat large meal later. Your main goal is to breakup your meal portions.

Always remember that knowledge is power and you can move mountains you just need to know how.

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12 thoughts on “Systemic Lupus Symptoms In Children

    1. mgnysgtcappo

      It depends on the type of Lupus. I’m sure that what you’re describing is called NeoNatal Lupus, which isn’t actually Lupus per se. It mimics the facial rash and other symptoms but does go away after a couple of months. I’ve actually never heard of a baby being diagnosed with SLE, or Systemic Lupus because with this disease a person has have many symptoms that usually take some years to diagnose. Since a baby cannot talk, it would be difficult for them to complain of joint pain or weakness or numbness or any of the other symptoms of lupus.

      So to answer your question, NeoNatal Lupus isn’t actually Lupus and having it does not increase/decrease the chances that the child will grow up to have SLE. It will go away after a short time


    Why would my doctor order a Lupus Profile with no family history of Lupus?
    My doctor has used diagnosis codes for Neuritis and Vertigo, and ordered a Lupus Profile and ANA w/ Reflex.

    1. ladyhumminbrd

      I was diagnosed at 14 I am 34 now with one child I have had many many troubles with SLE I have had 2 strokes a hip replacement the arthritis is pretty rough and many other miseries I have high blood pressure high cholesterol pain in joints heart troubles major headaches but here I am and I am happy to be here

  2. Flying Soldier

    What is miscarriage? What causes women to miscarry?
    If the woman is miscarrying does that mean the baby is dead inside? Is that more painful than delivering a child?

    I guess it definitely is an emotional pain.

    Thank you for any answers.

    1. CA pp jain

      What is a miscarriage?

      A miscarriage or spontaneous abortion usually occurs before the 20th week of pregnancy. It is a natural way for the body to expel a fetus that is not expected to successfully grow into a baby. Miscarriage has a fairly high rate since almost 10-20% pregnancies are miscarried by the 12 week.

      Most miscarriages that occur in the first three months are due to abnormalities in the fetus. Miscarriages that occur in the second trimester are more often due to trauma to the mother. Miscarriage is different from abortion in that the latter is often used to refer to a pregnancy that is ended intentionally.

      What are the various types of miscarriages?

      Miscarriages may be classified according to the stage at which they occur and the nature of the miscarriage.

      Missed miscarriage – when the miscarriage has occurred but no signs are visible and the remains have not been expelled from the uterus.

      Incomplete miscarriage – when the miscarriage has occurred but the contents of the uterus have not been expelled completely. A D&C may have to be done to clean the uterus.

      Complete miscarriage – when the remains have been expelled from the uterus completely.

      Inevitable miscarriage – when the fetus is too malformed to continue as a viable pregnancy.

      Threatened miscarriage – when the signs of miscarriage are observed early in the pregnancy but viable may pregnancy continue.

      Septic miscarriage – when an infection occurs in the fetal material before, during or after a miscarriage.

      How is it caused?

      Though a miscarriage occurs when a pregnancy is not viable to be continued, there are some risk factors that predispose to miscarriage.
      Maternal age – the risk of a miscarriage increases with age. A woman is 20 times more likely to have a miscarriage at 40 years than at 20.

      There is an increased risk if the woman has miscarried before or has had a prior still-born child.

      Women who suffer from diabetes, hypothyroidism or any other endocrinological disorder have a greater chance of miscarriage.

      Diseases like systemic erythromatus lupus, uterine fibroids or endometriosis increase the risk of miscarriage.

      Conditions like poly-cystic ovarian disease (PCOD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), rubella, herpes, sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) etc. also increase the risk.

      An abrupt fall in the body hormones may lead to a miscarriage.

      Excessive consumption of alcohol, caffeine and cigarettes may increase the risk.

      An abnormality in the shape of the uterus or weakness of the organ.

      Exposure to chemicals and other toxins.

      In some cases, physical trauma or injury.

      What are the symptoms?

      The signs of a miscarriage are usually fairly obvious and can be easily discerned. Some of the common signs are:

      Vaginal bleeding that starts early and abruptly in the pregnancy

      Abdominal cramps alternating with continuous stomach ache

      Low back pain

      Expulsion of semi-solid matter from the vagina without any pain.

      How is it diagnosed?

      A blood and urine test confirms a pregnancy. The presence of a hormone HCG in the body confirms pregnancy and rising levels indicate that the fetus is growing healthily. Tests that may be done to check for an imminent miscarriage are:

      complete blood count (CBC)

      white blood cell count to identify an infection

      pregnancy ultrasound to check for fetal movement and heartbeat

      pelvic examination to check for traces of fetal tissue in the cervix or vagina.

      What is the treatment?

      Except in case of a threatened miscarriage, the contents of the uterus have to be medically removed. A D&C is usually done by a gynaecologist to clean the uterus. The patient may be given antibiotics to prevent infection. Medications are given to help the uterus contract so that the bleeding reduces. For women in whom the miscarriage is caused by Rh incompatibility, Rh immunoglobulins are given to reduce the risk of miscarriage in subsequent pregnancies.

      There may be some side effects of treatment like an allergic reaction to the anaesthesia, stomach upset, body rash, abdominal cramps and vaginal bleeding. In some women, there may be fever. The patient is usually sent home after regaining consciousness, but is advised complete bed rest for about 2 days. Exercise and sex is prohibited for sometime depending on her general health.

      How can it be prevented?

      Miscarriages cannot usually be prevented but steps can be taken to reduce their chances. Some of the guidelines are:

      The diet should be rich in Vit. B

      Caffeine and alcohol should be avoided

      Smoking should be stopped completely during pregnancy

      Sexual promiscuity may lead to sexually transmitted diseases, increasing the risk of a miscarriage

      Special care should be taken if the pregnant lady is suffering from a disease condition.

    1. motherx5tjmsa

      Aspartame is made of about 40% aspartic acid (an amino acid), about 50% phenylalanine (another amino acid), and about 10% methyl alcohol or methanol (wood alcohol). One 12-ounce can of an aspartame-sweetened soft drink contains about 30 milligrams (mg) of methanol. It takes very little, depending upon your or your children’s body weight, to greatly exceed the daily limits recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
      Methanol is a cumulative, human-specific toxin. Your body does not have the necessary enzymes to detoxify it. It takes 5 times longer to eliminate than a similar amount of ethanol. Ethanol (ethyl alcohol) is the alcohol commonly found in beer, wine, whiskey, and other alcoholic drinks. The ethanol found in foods (fruits, etc.) that contain methanol is protective against the harmful effects of naturally occurring methanol. This protection is absent with Aspartame.
      For your body to detoxify the wood alcohol in Aspartame, it must convert it to formaldehyde and then into formic acid. These are both toxic metabolites. The result is metabolic acidosis. This could be a significant factor in the excess acidity we see in many patients. Also, the aspartic acid, as well as the phenylalanine, cause other problems specific to themselves.
      It would seem wise to eliminate Aspartame if you have any problems with any of the symptoms related to this additive.

      It has also been suggested that Aspartame may trigger or mimic the following conditions:
      ·Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
      ·Multiple Sclerosis
      ·Epstein-Barr Syndrome
      ·Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
      ·Post-Polio Syndrome
      ·Alzheimer’s Disease
      ·Lyme Disease
      ·Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
      ·Meniere’s Disease
      ·Grave’s Disease
      ·Mercury sensitivity from amalgam fillings
      ·Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
      ·Systemic Lupus
      ·Erythematosis (SLE)

    1. Marie

      SLE can have so many manifestations that it’s almost impossible to narrow it down to just a few questions; you need to take a really complete history. What to ask would also depend on whether or not you knew this was SLE before you started or whether that was what you were trying to figure out.

      Generally speaking, assuming the person already knew they had SLE, you would want to know when they were diagnosed, what their typical symptoms were/are, what medications they are/have been on, what their latest imaging and blood work is (have they had a chest X-ray, have they ever had kidney, liver or pancreatic issues, CBC, LFTs, chem 14, antibodies), whether or not they have any other autoimmune problems (allergy, arthritis, DM, asthma), whether or not any close relatives also have SLE or any autoimmune issues, is there anything that seems to set off their flare-ups (sun, foods, stress, illness) or help prevent them? In women I would also want to know if their periods are regular, if they are anemic (also for men, but especially important in women of child-bearing age) and whether they have had any spontaneous abortions (in case they have concurrent antiphospholipid syndrome.

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