Refractory Reflux

Refractory Reflux

PPIs (proton pump inhibitors) reduce the amount of acid made by your stomach and are commonly used to treat reflux disease. Yet, despite treatment with PPIs, some patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) continue to have reflux symptoms. It is estimated...
Do you know your GORD from your LPR?

Do you know your GORD from your LPR?

GORD, GERD, NERD, EER and LPR… there are so many acronyms and buzzwords related to symptoms of reflux, such as heartburn, silent reflux, nausea, ‘wet burps’, coughs and throat clearing, that it’s a little confusing to know what they all mean. Here we’ll take a look at...
PPIs side effects – are we at risk from reflux drugs?

PPIs side effects – are we at risk from reflux drugs?

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are the most commonly prescribed medication for reflux symptoms, such as heartburn and indigestion. PPIs include esomeprazole (Nexium), lansoprazole (Zoton), omeprazole (Losec), pantoprazole (Protium) and rabeprazole (Pariet). PPIs reduce...

Peptest detects airways reflux in pulmonary diseases

Peptest has been used to help identify airways reflux in a range of pulmonary diseases, according to research published in The Clinical Respiratory Journal. The Peptest diagnostic test detects pepsin in expectorated saliva and is established as a quick and easy...

Reflux: How to Sleep Better

People who suffer from reflux symptoms at night, including heartburn, breathing difficulties and indigestion, will often struggle to get a decent night’s sleep. If you’re waking frequently and struggling with tiredness in the morning, there are some simple tips...