Gallery: Bracelet-Like Device Could Alleviate Chronic Acid Reflux, Says St...

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Up until last year, treatment for chronic acid reflux involved acid-suppressing drugs, but a new device fitted around a patient’s esophagus is showing promising results to provide relief. A recent study through the Mayo Clinic shows that nearly all patients outfitted with the esophagus ring had lesser symptoms and many were able to stop taking their medicines. The device is made up of tiny magnetic titanium beads and works as replacement valve to stop acid leaking from the stomach up to the esophagus.

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