Hello, I’m Professor Peter Dettmar
I have spent many years studying Reﬂux and the problems patients and doctors have in diagnosing it.
Reﬂux diagnosis typically entails several tests, such as 24/48 hour pH monitoring, impedance Testing, Barium Swallow, and Endoscopy, to establish whether Reﬂux is the problem. All expensive, invasive, time consuming and unpleasant for the patient. I have developed Peptest to solve that problem.
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What is Peptest™
Peptest is a new, accurate, painless and inexpensive saliva test that tells you conclusively if you have reﬂux. Peptest can be ordered by both doctors and patients direct. Your body produces Pepsin in the stomach to break down protein. If Pepsin is found outside of the stomach you are suffering from Reﬂux.
What is Reflux?
Simply put, Reﬂux is the contents of the stomach (Acid, Pepsin & Bile) escaping through a valve at the top of the stomach and up into the oesophagus and even into the airways causing a variety of symptoms.
There are many causes including poor diet, too much alcohol, use of certain pain killing drugs, stress and general lifestyle.
What are the symptoms of Reﬂux?
Gastroesophageal Reﬂux Disease or GORD is known for causing heartburn and regurgitation but when it reaches the throat and beyond it is referred to as Laryngopharyngeal Reﬂux (LPR) or Airway Reﬂux causing Sore Throat, Chronic Cough, A feeling of a lump in the throat, Post Nasal Drip, Persistent Throat Clearing, Voice Changes, Hoarseness, Asthma, Earache, and the loss of dental enamel.
How dangerous is Reﬂux?
Without early diagnosis and treatment Reﬂux can, in time, lead to damage to the Oesophagus (erosive oesophagitis) and a condition called Barrett’s Oesophagus that in some cases leads to Oesophageal cancer. In certain cases it is also responsible for cancer of the Larynx.