How is Reflux Disease Diagnosed?
There are several tests that your consultant may use to diagnose reflux disease. Here are some examples.
- Response to medication A trial of PPI medication may be used to confirm diagnosis in patients with typical symptoms.
Oesophagogastroduodenoscopy (OGD), also known as upper Endoscopy, is a test that examines the oesophagus and LOS for evidence of reflux disease.
pH monitoring using a probe in the oesophagus near the stomach measures the level of oesophageal acid exposure.