Laryngopharyngeal reflux and sleep problems

Laryngopharyngeal reflux and sleep problems

Q What is the relationship between laryngopharyngeal reflux and sleep? Can LPR cause sleep disturbances and fatigue the next day? Professor Peter Dettmar says: “There is a lot of evidence and published literature on the relationship between gastro-oesophageal reflux...
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...

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...