Seaweed can help with reflux: study shows

Seaweed can help with reflux: study shows

Alginate, a type of fibre found in seaweed, has been used to help with the symptoms of reflux disease for many years. Alginates naturally occur as structural polysaccharides in brown algae and have a unique mode of action, producing a ‘raft’. This gel raft floats on...
Myofascial massage and treatment of reflux

Myofascial massage and treatment of reflux

Patients with gastroesophageal reflux saw their symptoms improve and the doses of medication that they needed reduced following massage to their diaphragm in a new investigation. The study – by researchers at the Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera of Valencia in Spain –...
TIF – incisionless treatment for reflux

TIF – incisionless treatment for reflux

The Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) procedure is an endoscopic treatment for people with refractory gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. Reflux can occur when the muscle/valve that keeps the contents of your stomach from flowing up into your oesophagus – the...
Heartburn drugs linked to deadly health issues

Heartburn drugs linked to deadly health issues

New research has linked proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) with fatal cases of cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease and upper gastrointestinal cancer. PPIs are widely used either as prescription or over-the-counter drugs to treat health issues, such as heartburn,...