Gastroparesis and reflux disease

Gastroparesis and reflux disease

Gastroparesis means paralysis of the muscles of the stomach and is a chronic condition where the stomach can’t empty itself in the normal way and food passes through more slowly than usual. Slow, irregular stomach contractions can interrupt or prevent normal...
Chronic pharyngitis and reflux disease

Chronic pharyngitis and reflux disease

Chronic pharyngitis is long-term inflammation and irritation of the pharynx – it’s also known as a persistent sore throat. Pharyngitis is one of the most common health complaints in the UK, yet its cause can be multifactorial. It can feel like scratchiness in the...
New therapies for airway reflux will target pepsin

New therapies for airway reflux will target pepsin

Research is underway to develop new therapies for airway reflux that specifically target pepsin. Pepsin has been identified as a biomarker of gastric reflux into the oesophagus, airways and lungs, and had been detected in saliva, sputum and secretions from the...
Changing ‘how you eat’ could help your reflux

Changing ‘how you eat’ could help your reflux

Modifying your diet and thinking about the types of food you eat can play a significant role in alleviating reflux symptoms. But experts say that it’s not just about what you eat, but HOW you eat that can lead to problems. Thinking about the following lifestyle...
Babies and reflux: stress of diagnosis

Babies and reflux: stress of diagnosis

Researchers at an Australian university have claimed that “an anxious mum is closely associated with a baby having reflux”. Their study, published in BMC Pediatrics, found that first-time mothers with mental health issues – in particular, maternal...