Nighttime reflux damages everything in its path. Acid is along for the ride.

Nighttime reflux damages
everything in its path.
Acid is along for the ride.

Acid reflux is most associated with heartburn, but it can cause many other distressing symptoms.
Reflux symptoms are more than just heartburn.

Many people associate reflux with the symptom known as heartburn, but there much more to this awful disease. Acid reflux can also cause these other distressing symptoms:

• Heartburn
• Regurgitation
• Chest pain
• Cough
• Difficulty swallowing
• Sore throat
• Hoarseness
• Asthma
• Dental erosion and bad breath

Acid isn’t the enemy.

Stomach acid plays a very important role in helping your body digest by killing harmful bacteria and viruses that are consumed with food. Acid becomes a problem only when it escapes your lower esophageal sphincter (LES). The key is to keep stomach acid where it belongs…in the stomach. 

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Stomach acid is not inherently bad - problems arise when stomach acid is refluxed to places it doesn't belong.
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    Problems arise when stomach acid is refluxed through your lower esophageal sphincter (LES) into the delicate lining of your esophagus and beyond.

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    Stomach acid in and of itself is not the problem. It actually plays an important role in your digestive process.

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Acid reflux is more likely when lyiing flat - in this position stomach acid levels are higher than the lower esophageal sphincter (LES).
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    Often mistaken for allergies, acid can cause chronic sinusitis, laryngitis, headaches and even dental erosions.

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    If acid makes it to your throat, you can develop a chronic cough, hoarseness and experience dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) .

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    Repeated acid exposure can cause esophagitis and Barrett’s esophagus, the precursor to esophageal cancer. In fact, patients with regular reflux at night are eleven times more likely to develop cancer in the esophagus. *MedCline is not intended to prevent cancer.

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    When aspirated into your airways, acid can cause pneumonia, asthma, emphysema and pulmonary fibrosis (lung scarring).

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    As the acid flows up into your esophagus, it can cause esophageal strictures and ulcers.

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Nighttime reflux.
A serious wake up call.

Once stomach acid escapes your LES, it can cause serious damage and scarring along its path, especially with repeated exposure. Nighttime reflux is especially problematic because when laying flat, acid can linger in your esophagus, vocal cords and/or sinuses for hours. The key to preventing serious, long term health consequences is to limit the time acid lingers in your esophagus. 

Click on the points to learn more about the damaging effects of reflux.

Drugs don’t stop reflux.

Anti-reflux drugs are a misnomer. These popular medications act to suppress acid production in the stomach, ignoring the root cause of acid reflux - the reflux itself. If you have tried anti-reflux medications and still experience nighttime symptoms, you are not alone as up to 30% of patients still experience symptoms, despite medication usage. 

The MedCline acid reflux relief system positions the LES above sea level, keeping stomach acid where it belongs.
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    MedCline makes refluxing virtually impossible by positioning your LES above “sea level.” If acid does make it out of your stomach, say your stomach is really full, then the reflux quickly returns to your stomach, where it belongs.

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MedCline positions and
protects while you sleep.

Almost sounds too good to be true. A good night’s sleep and protection from the damaging effects of refluxed acid? Well, it’s true, MedCline keeps stomach acid in your stomach and limits your exposure to damaging acid.

Are you ready to change your position and change your life?