pH-impedance testing is used to determine whether
the patient is experiencing acid reflux or non-acid reflux. The test results can lead to a new treatment
plan or an adjustment in the current plan.
The impedance test is conducted over a 24 hour
period. During that time the patient
wears a thin catheter which is passed through the nose and into the
esophagus. The monitor records and
charts all reflux episodes which are then analyzed by the physician along with
input from the patient as to when they experienced symptoms. Together this information alerts the
physician as to which type of reflux is present and how often it occurs.
Your Drs. appear to know what they are doing. Good Luck.
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