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Reflux Symptoms & Pepsin

Now, let’s look at the difference between what happens in the esophagus when a reflux event takes place, compared to what happens in the larynx, or the bronchi, or the nasal passages. One of the predominant substances that causes the injury is known as pepsin,...

What Causes Reflux Symptoms

What Causes Reflux Symptoms When a reflux event takes place, we now know that the stomach contents end up in the esophagus or in the upper airway or the larynx.  But what causes the symptoms?  Is it the actual contents themselves causing a direct effect on the tissue...

When Does Reflux Begin

In normal physiology when we think about the body, the stomach and the esophagus are connected together.  The stomach contracts at a certain rate throughout the day.  It creates what we’ll call the gastric yield pressure.  The job of the lower esophageal sphincter is...

What Causes Reflux

With the various forms of reflux, the question really comes up as “What is the true root cause?”  Today, most physicians and many people think of acid coming up from the stomach.  What comes from the stomach is not solely acid.  In fact, it is impossible for you to...

What is Reflux Disease?

What is Reflux What is Reflux Disease? This is the most common questions we first get after giving the diagnosis.  Reflux is a very complex disease and can present in many different ways.  I prefer to think of Reflux as two different diseases. The first that many...
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