Regurgitation is common and usually normal for a baby. Occasional regurgitation by a child or adult is not necessarily any disorder. But abnormal regurgitation is possible and there are a number of disorders that do cause regurgitation as a symptom: swallowing disorders (dysphagia), esophagus disorders, gastrointestinal blockage, gastric motility disorders, and other causes.
Nasal regurgitation is another type where food exits from the nose. There are various causes of nasal regurgitation ranging from oral structural abnormalities to neuromuscular diseases.
Other Types of Regurgitation: Note that “regurgitation” may also refer to “heart valve regurgitation”, which is a valve that does not close properly, allowing blood to flow the wrong way: mitral regurgitation, aortic regurgitation, tricuspid regurgitation, etc.
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- Reflux: Reflux is the regurgitation of stomach contents into the mouth (acid reflux), usually along with a particular type of epigastric
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- Esophagus Disorders: Esophagus disorders are disorders affecting the esophagus, which is the tube from the back of the throat down into the
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- Gastric Motility Disorders: Gastric Motility Disorders are diseases where the stomach and intestines have slower motion (motility) of digested food. The result is
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- Heartburn: Heartburn is a particular type of chest pain caused by acid reflux. The chest pain affects the esophagus and is
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- GERD: GERD, or Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease, is chronic disorder of recurring episodes of reflux and heartburn. Symptoms include chronic reflux
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