To target Reflux treatment
A simple pH test can result in the definitive diagnosis needed to develop a targeted reflux treatment plan. Esophageal pH testing can be particularly useful in patients with atypical reflux symptoms (e.g. chronic cough, sinusitis, hoarseness), as well as those who are non-responsive to PPIs. The data reveals reflux patterns and severity, allowing a physician to adjust the treatment plan. If testing reveals no reflux, alternative etiologies can be explored.
How It Works
- The pH probe is placed trans-nasally until the tip is just behind the uvula, high enough as to maintain maximum patient comfort. There is no need for anesthesia or any additional placement procedures.
- During the 24 hour study, the probe takes a pH reading every ½ second, while the patient inputs pertinent information such as symptoms, meals, and supine periods.
- After the 24 hour study the probe is then removed and the patient will await the result from their physician for their Ph study.