Linx
Toxic waste floating inside stomach. LINX device.

Stomach acid is toxic when it leaves your stomach.

Reflux is a disease,
not a bad meal choice.

Reflux is caused by a weak muscle in your esophagus called the Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES). The LES is your body’s Reflux Barrier. Normally your Reflux Barrier acts like a one-way valve, allowing food and liquid to pass into the stomach, but preventing stomach contents from flowing back into the esophagus. In people with reflux, the Reflux Barrier allows harmful acid and bile to flow back into the esophagus.

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Medication doesn’t solve reflux.

Pop a pill again and again and again? Reflux medications are designed to reduce acid production in the stomach. Pills do not address the cause of reflux, or prevent reflux. Reflux is caused by a weak muscle in your esophagus called the Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES). The LES is your body’s Reflux Barrier.

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It can go from bad
to worse to “oh no.”

Knowing what reflux could become is enough to put a knot in your already upset stomach. Reflux can lead to potentially serious complications, including Barrett's esophagus (pre-cancer) and esophageal cancer.

*LINX is not intended to prevent cancer.

Symptoms are personal.

​And over time can be painful. Get to know the symptoms of reflux.​

Dental erosion
and bad breath

The problems persist as stomach acid continues to move higher. Your dentist won’t be smiling.

Cough

Feeling forever froggy? You’ll have a constant need to clear your throat. A consistent cough is annoying as well as alarming.

Hoarseness

That doesn’t sound like you, does it? Reflux can make a racket of your vocal cords.

Sore throat

If your throat didn’t hurt so much, you’d probably want to yell.

Asthma

For those with breathing issues, reflux can cause bigger breathing issues.

Shortness of breath

That feeling that you’ve just run a marathon, only without the running. It might not be painful, but it is exhausting.

Heartburn

The fire from the depths of your stomach. The fire that keeps you up at night. The fire that makes you regret your meal choice. This is heartburn.

Difficulty swallowing

It’s difficult for things to go down, right before they come back up. Swallowing should be automatic unless you have reflux.

Chest pain

Oh my, what is that pain? That’s stomach acid’s effect on places stomach acid is not meant to be. That’s the dreaded chest pain.

Regurgitation

It’s 1 a.m. You wake to feel the sensation of stomach contents in your esophagus. That’s regurgitation.

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The information provided on this website is not medical advice and is intended for educational purposes only. Talk to a doctor if you have concerns about your health. Call 911 in the event of a medical emergency. Please do not submit medical information to this website or request treatment advice. For more information about the benefits and risks of LINX please click here.

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