Can a health check-up record predict the onset of reflux oesophagitis? New research suggests that lifestyle tweaks could help protect people from the onset of reflux oesophagitis. Oesophagitis is an inflammation of the lining of the oesophagus – also known as the...
Researchers have investigated the response rate of acid suppression treatment in patients with chronic coughs to see which factors predicted likelihood of success of treatment. Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease is believed to play an important role in chronic cough...
Abnormal cells that develop into oesophageal cancer – affecting the tube connecting the mouth and stomach – start life as cells of the stomach, a study by scientists at the University of Cambridge has revealed. Barrett’s oesophagus is a precancerous condition that...
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which suppress acid production in the stomach and are used to treat reflux symptoms such as heartburn, may help to reduce gum disease. PPIs, include: • esomeprazole • lansoprazole • omeprazole • pantoprazole • rabeprazole’ Gum...
Changes to your diet and lifestyle can potentially alleviate reflux disease symptoms – but this can depend on where you live and what type of reflux you’re suffering from. That’s according to researchers at the Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine in...
Peptest, a home reflux diagnostic service, has highlighted the severity of symptoms presented by individuals seeking self-diagnosis. Peptest is a first-line non-invasive diagnostic test and uses salivary pepsin as a biomarker for diagnosing reflux. Many individuals...
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