How is reflux diagnosed in primary care?

How is reflux diagnosed in primary care?

Diagnosis of reflux can improve the effectiveness of treatments and avoid long-term complications. However, when you visit your GP or primary care provider with symptoms of reflux disease, such as heartburn, regurgitation and difficulty swallowing, you may first be...
Reflux and natural remedies: Amla

Reflux and natural remedies: Amla

Can the amla berry help with your reflux symptoms? Many patients will take medication for reflux, such as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), for long periods of time without understanding the risks. Yet, official advice says PPIs shouldn’t be taken for more than three...
What is the RefluxStop implant?

What is the RefluxStop implant?

Switzerland-based medtech firm Implantica says its RefluxStop device for treating acid reflux can ‘eliminate the need for proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs)’. The company, which focuses on urology and digestive surgery, describes its lead product RefluxStop as ‘a...
What is Stretta therapy for treating reflux?

What is Stretta therapy for treating reflux?

If you have received a positive diagnosis of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) or laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) there are a number of potential treatment options available. These can include reflux medication, dietary changes, lifestyle changes and surgery....
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