Exciting to see RefluxUK, the UK’s largest specialist reflux clinic, has now integrated Peptest into its range of diagnostic tools.
This development marks a significant advancement in our ongoing commitment to providing a pain-free, non-invasive solution for quickly diagnosing reflux disease.
Reflux UK is the UK’s largest specialist reflux clinic, with six centres located across the country. Its mission is to help patients understand the cause of their symptoms and provide effective diagnosis and treatment options for reflux symptoms and other gastro conditions.
RefluxUK has introduced Peptest as a “painless and inexpensive” test that is an indicator of potential reflux disease in individuals experiencing laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) symptoms. Patients with LPR symptoms: LPR, or silent reflux, can manifest in various areas, including the throat, mouth, nose, sinuses, and airways.
It also recommends Peptest as a “useful start for LPR patients who are looking for answers to their problems, as well as a possible first step in the diagnostic and treatment process”.
RefluxUK also believes that Peptest “could play an important role in indicating gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD), LPR or Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) in those suffering from reflux symptoms.
Traditionally, acid has been the primary focus in treating reflux symptoms. However, multiple research studies now highlight the role of pepsin, the enzyme responsible for digestion, in causing damage to the oesophagus and laryngeal tissue.
Pepsin is produced in the stomach and serves as an indicator of stomach contents reaching the upper digestive tract.