H. pylori and GERD (reflux disease)

H. pylori and GERD (reflux disease)

Some online articles and research studies have looked at a possible connection between Helicobacter pylori and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It has been suggested that people with H. pylori are less likely to have GERD, whereas some people are concerned...
Peptest Cube: measuring Pepsin levels in saliva

Peptest Cube: measuring Pepsin levels in saliva

Let us introduce to you the Peptest Cube – a small and easy to use electronic lateral flow device reader that lets medical professionals quickly measures the concentration of Pepsin in saliva samples. The Cube is suitable for use in the quantitative and...
Smoking and reflux disease

Smoking and reflux disease

Cigarette smoking has been linked to an increase in symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux, such as heartburn and acid regurgitation. But what is the connection between smoking and reflux? It’s fair to say that there are several theories, so let’s look at some of the...
Probiotics and reflux disease

Probiotics and reflux disease

Probiotics are microorganisms which live naturally in our bodies. Often associated with various health benefits, they are frequently described as ‘good’ or ‘friendly’ bacteria. Probiotics are found in certain foods, such as yoghurt, kimchi,...
PEPSIN: 10 quick facts

PEPSIN: 10 quick facts

Peptest is an accurate, painless and inexpensive test that tells you conclusively if you have reflux. It measures the presence ‘pepsin’ in a sample of your saliva. But what is pepsin and why does its presence matter? Here’s our 10 at-a-glance facts. 1 Pepsin is an...