- Rumination syndrome
Rumination disorder is the backward flow of recently eaten food from the stomach to the mouth. The food is then re-chewed and swallowed or spat out. A non-purposeful contraction of stomach muscles is involved in rumination. It may be initially triggered by a viral illness, emotional distress, or physical injury. In many cases, no underlying trigger is identified. Behavioral therapy is the mainstay of treatment.
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- Mousa HM, Montgomery M, Alioto A. Adolescent rumination syndrome. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2014 Aug; 16(8):398. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25064317. Accessed 4/23/2015.
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- MayoClinic.com has an information page on Rumination disorder.
- The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) offers information on Rumination Syndrome in Children and Adolescents. Click on IFFGD above to view the page.
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- Papadopoulos V1, Mimidis K. The rumination syndrome in adults: a review of the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment. J Postgrad Med. 2007 Jul-Sep;53(3):203-6.
- Chitkara DK et al., Teaching Diaphragmatic Breathing for Rumination Syndrome. Am J Gastroenterol 2006;101:2449–2452