Probiotics and reflux disease

Probiotics and reflux disease

Probiotics are microorganisms which live naturally in our bodies. Often associated with various health benefits, they are frequently described as ‘good’ or ‘friendly’ bacteria. Probiotics are found in certain foods, such as yoghurt, kimchi,...
Reflux and natural remedies: Melatonin

Reflux and natural remedies: Melatonin

Recent research has linked proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to a plethora of health problems, including increased risk of dementia, kidney disease, and heart attacks. This has led some reflux sufferers to look for natural alternatives to alleviate their symptoms, such as...
Reflux and EndoStim

Reflux and EndoStim

Once you’ve had a positive diagnosis of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) or laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), the next step is to find the best treatment for you. These can include reflux medication, changes in diet and lifestyle tweaks. If your reflux symptoms...
Are babies given reflux drugs unnecessarily?

Are babies given reflux drugs unnecessarily?

New research has suggested babies are being over-treated for symptoms of reflux with stomach acid-suppressing drugs. Reflux of stomach contents is common in infants because the lower oesophageal sphincter – the ring of muscle that connects the oesophagus to the...