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.

One of the ways Reflux is caused is 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.

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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.

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.