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(August 2017) This site has now been updated and the book 
reprinted
with a few minor revisions reflecting new research which have been included in this site.

If you already have received or downloaded a printed copy of the first edition (with a white cover), an addenda is downloadable from the bottom of the order page containing the new additions - but you may download the second edition now if you prefer.






This book is FREE as a download, as is this website.
(There are too many snake-oil charlatans.)

Printed copies are now available.

Thanks to a grant from Southampton City Council, the first batch of printed copies of the book was provided free as an A4 sized paperback and, having an ISBN, is available to libraries and copies may be given to newly-diagnosed patients.

Although the book is free, we do invite a minimum donation of £5, plus postage (£1.74 in UK, £7.45 to USA and £7.90 to Australia) so we may continue to provide more copies for those who need it. Please make a contribution to Barrett's Wessex using either of these links: VirginMoneyGiving.com/BarrettsWessex or PayPal.me/BarrettsWessex  specifying it's for Down With Acid and email your address details to enquiries@BarrettsWessex.org.uk so we may post you a copy.

Printed copies of the second edition have been paid for from the donations received for the first edition.

You may download a FREE pdf copy from the order page.

Over 120 A4 pages with full colour illustrations.


Unsolicited testimonials for the first edition:
"so informative! I am still reading it, find it very helpful understanding all the aspects of these digestive disorders. Acid reflux, Barrett's etc."
"its such a great help to myself and thousands of people out there in need of this kind of help, that is not available by The health professionals!"
"a superb compendium of knowledge - thorough, comprehensive, approachable yet scientifically literate.  ... the definitive guide to the subject."
"I have finally had the mental clarity to read ... "Down With Acid" from cover to cover.. This is so well written and a great asset for each one of us .. Every medical practice should supply this book."





                        
Acid:

Too muchToo little

Medicines, Contoversy over long term medication

         Natural remedies        

Bile:

Gallstones, cholesterol

Reflux:

Hiatus HerniaHeartburnGORD

Extra-oesophageal reflux (LPR / “silent” reflux)

Natural remedies

Reflux reduction techniques - medication, surgery and devices:

        fundoplication (various)

        LINX, Stretta, Esophyx (TIF), MUSE, EndocinchEndostim,

        EnteryxGatekeeperAngelchik, Reza Band, MedCline


Food:

Acid and Alkali foodsFoods that may cause refluxKnow your triggers,

Some food mythsHow we eat is important, Exercise after food


Combinations and complications:

                Oesophagitis

                Barrett's Oesophagus, Put Simply

                Oesophageal cancer

                Swallowing difficulties: achalasia, dysphagia, stricture

   Nutcracker oesophagus

    Induced Hypochlorhydria

                Small Intestinal Fungal/Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO/SIFO)


Tests and Diagnosis:

                Endoscopy

                Biopsies

                Cytosponge

                Peptest

                24 hr pH manometry, Bravo 48 hour monitoring

                DeMeester score

                Barium swallow, Barium meal

                        Heidelberg Test


Treatments:

Endoscopic Mucosal Resection

RadioFrequency Ablation

Cryotherapy 

Photo Dynamic Therapy

Argon Plasma Coagulation

Oesophagectomy


Other – related conditions / complications, side effects etc:

Otorhinolaryngological (ENT)

Pneumonia, COPD

Bronchiectasis, Pulmonary Fibrosis

               Gastric Dumping syndrome

                   Eosinophilic oesophagitis

Appendices:

               Symptom checker - the most commonly noticed symptoms of acid and reflux

               NICE Option Grid for treatment of long term heartburn.

Help - where to find more information and get support