Curry Takes Pole Despite Reflux

Posted on News Sep 2012 - by Tandoori Editor
Curry Takes Pole Despite Reflux

Curry has become Britain’s most popular dish, passing fish and chips. New research shows that if Brits were forced to give up their favourite dish, nearly a quarter claimed they would miss curry and spicy foods the most. This is all despite over 10% of the nation suffering from GORD.

A condition called gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a sever and persistent form of acid reflux. The condition derives from the sufferers having a weak Lower Oesophageal Sphincter (LOS) which is a ring of muscle at the junction of the oesophagus and stomach that prevents acid or bile rising back up the oesophagus from the stomach. This is particularly uncomfortable for curry eaters as the spicy ingredients, once ‘refluxed’ back up the oesophagus can cause tremendous pain and discomfort.

Through keyhole surgery, a revolutionary new operation using the Linx Reflux management System, involves a small flexible band of interlinked titanium beads with magnetic cores that is placed around the oesophagus just above the stomach. This restores the body’s natural barrier to reflux and eliminates the symptoms of GORD.

Symptoms of GORD are not relieved by medication; the only other option is a major surgery to alter the anatomy of the stomach by wrapping part of the stomach around the oesophagus – a procedure known as fundoplication.

With the invention of Linx, however, GORD sufferers can enjoy foods that would have previously been only a dream and eating curries and spicy foods will no longer be a burning issue.

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