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...
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...