Rumination disorder is a behavioral disorder marked by repeated regurgitation Regurgitation Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) of food, which may be re-chewed, re-swallowed, or spit out. This condition is not due to a medical disorder ( GERD GERD Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when the stomach acid frequently flows back into the esophagus. This backwash (acid reflux) can irritate the lining of the esophagus, causing symptoms such as retrosternal burning pain (heartburn). Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) or pyloric stenosis Stenosis Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)) or other eating disorders (avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, anorexia nervosa Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder marked by self-imposed starvation and inappropriate dietary habits due to a morbid fear of weight gain and disturbed perception of body shape and weight. Patients have strikingly low BMI and diverse physiological and psychological complications. Anorexia Nervosa, binge eating disorder Binge Eating Disorder Binge eating disorder is an eating disorder marked by recurrent episodes of binge eating without inappropriate compensatory behavior. Episodes occur at least weekly for 3 consecutive months. There is a loss of control during the episodes of binging as well as distress after. Binge Eating Disorder, or bulimia nervosa Bulimia nervosa Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder marked by recurrent episodes of binge eating accompanied by inappropriate compensatory behaviors (laxatives or diuretics use, self-induced vomiting, fasting, or excessive exercise) to counteract the effects of binge eating and prevent weight gain. Bulimia Nervosa). Treatment is multifactorial, focused on treating underlying mood disorders and accompanied by antispasmodic Antispasmodic Antispasmodics are a group of medications used to reduce excessive GI smooth muscle contractility and spasm. These medications may be helpful in those with abdominal pain due to conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, although their efficacy is controversial. Antispasmodics therapy only when refractory to behavioral modification.
Last updated: 3 Jun, 2021
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