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...
Reflux and natural remedies: Slippery Elm and Kefir

Reflux and natural remedies: Slippery Elm and Kefir

Many patients swear by natural remedies as an alternative to medications to relieve their reflux symptoms, such as heartburn, chronic cough and indigestion. In our latest blog, we take a look at the use of Slippery Elm and Kefir. Slippery Elm Slippery Elm is a tree...
Reflux: your digestive system explained

Reflux: your digestive system explained

The digestive system is where your body breaks food down into smaller molecules. The oesophagus is the medical name for the gullet and is the long tube that carries food from the throat, also called the pharynx, to the stomach. When we swallow, food pushes into the...