Cytosponge helps to identify more Barrett’s oesophagus

Cytosponge helps to identify more Barrett’s oesophagus

Trials of a non-endoscopic diagnostic tool that collects oesophageal cells has boosted the detection of Barrett’s oesophagus (BO) in patients with long-term reflux symptoms. How the Cytosponge works The Cytosponge consists of a small pill attached to a thread....
Reflux drugs linked with Covid-19 symptoms

Reflux drugs linked with Covid-19 symptoms

Researchers are investigating whether medication used to treat people with reflux disease could also help people with the coronavirus. While other studies suggest reflux drugs may double the risk of diagnosing positive for Covid-19. Let’s take a look at the latest...
Pregnancy symptoms and reflux

Pregnancy symptoms and reflux

Reflux symptoms, such as heartburn, indigestion and the need to burp, are common during pregnancy – especially during the second and third trimesters. Hormonal and mechanical factors in pregnancy can impact the way the body prevents stomach contents refluxing...
Is My Cough Reflux or Coronavirus?

Is My Cough Reflux or Coronavirus?

I have reflux and one of the symptoms is a cough, so how do I tell the difference between this and the cough caused by COVID-19? If we cough a few times at the moment, it’s hard not to think it may be related to the coronavirus. COVID-19 is a lower respiratory tract...
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...