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 –...
Pepsin and reflux aspiration in children

Pepsin and reflux aspiration in children

At the International Conference on Oesophageal Atresia in Sydney earlier this year, a paper was presented that questioned whether tracheal pepsin is a marker of reflux aspiration in children with oesophageal atresia. Oesophageal atresia (OA) is a rare birth defect...
Peptest used to confirm cause of airways irritation

Peptest used to confirm cause of airways irritation

Researchers in Italy have found strong evidence that the gastric enzyme pepsin is a reliable marker for the diagnosis of reflux disease, especially in patients with persistent respiratory symptoms. In the study Bronchial reacutization and gastroesophageal reflux: is...