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PH Testing for Acid Reflux

If you have found yourself wondering “what is acid reflux” and “why is it affecting me,” then you are not alone. Acid reflux often begins when your lower esophageal sphincter is weakened and doesn’t close properly after you swallow, allowing food and stomach acid to return back up your esophagus. [Read more]

What You Should Know About PH Testing

One of the tests your doctor may order if you suffer from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a PH test. This test will show how much acid escapes from your stomach into your esophagus, and how long acid is staying in that area. These stomach acids are responsible for the heartburn symptoms experienced by many GERD sufferers, and can also lead to ulcers and other complications. It is important to measure their levels to determine what treatment is advisable. This test is often used if no evidence of GERD shows up during an endoscopy, but you are still experiencing GERD symptoms. This test is also sometimes used to measure how effective your current GERD treatment is. [Read more]

Esophageal pH Test

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, known as GERD or simply as reflux, involves stomach acid flowing up the esophagus. [Read more]