Over the last number of years, there has been reports of a reflux epidemic across the island of Ireland and indeed, further afield in other countries throughout the world.

Many people believe that reflux is a stand alone condition but this is in fact incorrect. Reflux is ALWAYS a secondary symptom to an existing condition.

A non-IgE food allergy is a condition which can cause painful reflux in children and indeed in adolescents and adults. Reflux is known to be one of the major symptoms in diagnosing this type of food allergy and usually, when the offending food or foods are removed from the persons diet, an improvement in symptoms such as reflux is noticed.

This section gives information on the different types of allergic reactions that can occur and common symptoms associated with these reactions.