Testing saliva for pepsin helps ‘manage reflux’

Testing saliva for pepsin helps ‘manage reflux’

Testing saliva for the stomach enzyme pepsin can help speed up the management of reflux, a new research study has concluded. Peptest – a salivary pepsin test – is also described as an ‘important diagnostic tool’ for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD/ GERD) and...
Covid-19: a coronavirus update

Covid-19: a coronavirus update

In these difficult times with the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, to protect our staff members, the majority of the RD Biomed and Peptest team will be working from home and following all of the government guidelines for the near future. We are temporarily suspending...
Oesophagus: how it works

Oesophagus: how it works

When we talk about reflux, it is key to understand how our body actually works. So, here’s an at-a-glance guide to the oesophagus. Your oesophagus is an important part of the digestive system – it is a muscular tube that takes food from the back of your mouth to the...
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) Explained

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) Explained

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are one of the most commonly prescribed medications in the world. First clinically introduced in 1989, the medicines suppress acid production in the stomach and are used in the treatment of many conditions, such as: • Dyspepsia • Peptic...