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...
Peptest used to evaluate reflux surgery success

Peptest used to evaluate reflux surgery success

Peptest has been used to evaluate the success of laparoscopic fundoplication surgery for the treatment of reflux disease in a new research study. Laparoscopic fundoplication surgery is when the top part of the stomach is wrapped around the lower part of the oesophagus...