Risk of reflux rises with age

Risk of reflux rises with age

As age increases so does the tendency to suffer from laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) – according to a new research study. Researchers in Italy have found a significant correlation between increase in age and an increase in pepsin within the oesophagus. Pepsin is a...
Sleep apnea and reflux disease

Sleep apnea and reflux disease

Sleep apnea (or apnoea) is a common condition where the walls of the throat relax and narrow during sleep, interrupting normal breathing and occasionally leading to choking, snorting or gasping. According to UK charity The Sleep Apnoea Trust Association, almost 1.5...
Reflux disease and Scleroderma

Reflux disease and Scleroderma

Scleroderma has been associated with increasing symptoms of reflux disease. Scleroderma is a rare disease caused by the immune system attacking the connective tissue around blood vessels and under the skin. Its name derives from the Greek words skleros, which means...
How Peptest works: 10 quick facts

How Peptest works: 10 quick facts

Peptest is an accurate, painless and inexpensive test that tells you quickly and conclusively if you have reflux disease. Here’s 10 quick facts on how Peptest works to help patients suffering from reflux conditions. 1. Pepsin should only be in the stomach –...