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REST EASY MAN, 60, IS FORCED TO SLEEP UPRIGHT FOR 26 YEARS DUE TO AGONISING ACID REFLUX

March 31, 2017

For Micheal Mead, lying down and relaxing is a real feat. That’s because for 26 years he suffered chronic reflux so bad that he could not lie on his back without an intense burning pain in his throat. For the duration of that time frustrated Michael, from Barnsley, had to sleep sitting up. But now […]

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‘MIRACLE CURE’ FOR MAN FORCED TO SLEEP UPRIGHT FOR 26 YEARS

March 21, 2017

Michael, 60, from Barnsley, suffers from acid reflux, a condition which affects over 40,000 people in the UK of all ages, although his specific condition known as GORD (Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease), is classed as being chronic. Now, however, thanks to a small magnetic bracelet which has been installed around his oesophagus, Michael is now symptom […]

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ACID REFLUX CAN MAKE YOUR LIFE A MISERY – BUT THERE IS A BRACELET THAT CAN HELP

September 26, 2016

For 25 years, barrister Rupert Butler would regularly get a burning pain in his chest. He was suffering from acid reflux and would secretly pop over-the-counter and prescribed antacid tablets at his desk. The dad of two was unable to eat the curries and chocolates he loved and was shattered as the heartburn often kept […]

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REFLUX COMMON BUT CURABLE

May 13, 2016

Acid reflux is a common disease, yet symptoms aren’t always obvious and are often confused with other conditions. Dear Doctor offers advice to help you understand the disease, together with what symptoms to look for, and what treatments are available. Read More of Dr Steele’s interview in the Dear Doctor Magazine here

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MAGNETS ENDED MY 20 YEARS OF HEARTBURN

May 9, 2016

Russell Theobald suffered the effects of heartburn for two decades – until he was rescued by magnetic power. The dad of three discovered a life-changing operation involving a necklace of magnets being implanted in his stomach.

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ACID REFLUX SUFFERER FINALLY ABLE TO EAT CURRIES THANKS TO MAGNETS

February 23, 2016

A Scots acid reflux sufferer is finally able to tuck into spicy curries – and it’s all thanks to the power of magnets. Avis Trenchard has suffered from the chronic condition for 12 years, leaving her unable to eat food without experiencing excruciating pain. But the 69-year-old tutor’s life has been changed after becoming the […]

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New Study Validates LINX® as a Preferred New Treatment for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

November 30, 2015

STUDY AUTHORS CONCLUDE LINX PROCEDURE OFFERS EFFECTIVE REFLUX CONTROL AND IMPROVED SIDE EFFECTS AS COMPARED TO THE GOLD STANDARD NISSEN FUNDOPLICATION St. Paul, Minn. Torax Medical, Inc., a leader in therapeutic interventions for sphincter-related diseases, announced today the release of new data from a 415 patient, multi-institutional study, comparing magnetic sphincter augmentation to laparoscopic Nissen […]

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MAGNETIC ‘BRACELET’ TO TREAT ACID REFLUX ‘IS SAFE AND REPRESENTS THE NEXT GENERATION IN HEARTBURN TREATMENT’

September 28, 2015

A bracelet-like device to treat patients with heartburn is safe and effective, relieving pain for up to five years, a study has found. The LINX device which is made up of magnetic beads, is implanted via key-hole surgery, and sits around the muscle at the bottom of the oesophagus. It was approved by the Food […]

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CROWDFUNDING HELPS SCOTTISH ACTOR PAY TO TREAT HIS CROAKY THROAT

August 6, 2015

A promising stage actor has used crowdfunding to help pay for medical treatment to restore his voice. Lewis Grant, from Inverness, turned down his dream job playing the lead role in a musical because of the persistent frog in his throat. He said he waited more than a year for treatment on the NHS only […]

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New Study Demonstrates LINX® Safety and Efficacy Rivals Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication

July 27, 2015

STUDY AUTHORS CONCLUDE LINX IS AS EFFECTIVE AS NISSEN IN CONTROLLING REFLUX WITH LESS SIDE EFFECTS St. Paul, Minn. Torax Medical, Inc. announced today the release of new data from the University of Southern California, Keck Medical Center, a leading institution in the diagnosis and treatment of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). The retrospective study led […]

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