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 and natural remedies: Melatonin

Reflux and natural remedies: Melatonin

Recent research has linked proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to a plethora of health problems, including increased risk of dementia, kidney disease, and heart attacks. This has led some reflux sufferers to look for natural alternatives to alleviate their symptoms, such as...
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...
Refractory Reflux

Refractory Reflux

PPIs (proton pump inhibitors) reduce the amount of acid made by your stomach and are commonly used to treat reflux disease. Yet, despite treatment with PPIs, some patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) continue to have reflux symptoms. It is estimated...
Reflux and EndoStim

Reflux and EndoStim

Once you’ve had a positive diagnosis of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) or laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), the next step is to find the best treatment for you. These can include reflux medication, changes in diet and lifestyle tweaks. If your reflux symptoms...