People with problems in the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract may be vulnerable to infection after ‘swallowing’ the Covid-19 virus, a new study has suggested. Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine found that patients with Barrett’s...
The Reflux Band is a wearable device that has been designed to reduce night-time symptoms associated with laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), such as constant cough, throat clearing, postnasal drip, night-time regurgitation, throat burn and difficulty swallowing. The...
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....
Research has suggested that the reflux medication Famotidine can improve the odds of survival for Covid-19 patients, especially when it is combined with aspirin. It also appears to hinder the severity of disease progression, making patients less likely to reach the...
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...
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...
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