GOR Related Disorders

There are a number of conditions, diseases and disorders that are related to gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR).

They fall into a number of categories:

  • Conditions that co-exist with GOR.  It is hard to know which ones come first, or if they truly just co-exist e.g allergies, food intolerance, coeliac disease.
  • Disorders that affect the functioning of the palate, oesophagus or the gastrointestinal tract in some way e.g cleft palate, laryngomalacia, cerebral palsy, any neurological condition.
  • Diseases that mimic GOR e.g. eosinophillic oesophagitis (EoE) or eosinophillic gastrointestinal disorder (EGID).

GRSNNZ is not going to provide information on all of these disorders on Crying Over Spilt Milk, but will attempt to provide information for those disorders for which there is currently no formal support group in New Zealand.

I’ve linked to the appropriate New Zealand Support Groups above.  If your child has another condition which you believe is a GOR Related Disorder and it is not listed above, please contact us.

Written by Roslyn Ballantyne, National Coordinator for © Crying Over Spilt Milk Gastric Reflux Support Network New Zealand for Parents of Infants and Children Charitable Trust November 2014.