missed welcoming several new members so i thought I would do a big shout out welcome to all
new comers. WELCOME Glad you found us but sorry you are suffering with GERD/Heartburn. I am amazed at how popular the LINX topic has become over the past year.
Someone asked how to join the LINX Club ~ most of the members who post under this topic have had, are going to have or are interested in the LINX Procedure. VIEW IMAGE
“The LINX Reflux Management System is a sterile, single-use, surgically
placed device used to treat the symptoms associated with GERD,” “LINX offers an option to patients and their health
care providers and is an alternative to current surgical procedures.”
The LINX system is composed of a series of titanium beads, each with a
magnetic core, connected together with independent titanium wires to form a ring
shape. It is implanted at the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), a circular band
of muscle that closes the last few centimeters of the esophagus and prevents the
backward flow of stomach contents.
The force of the magnetic beads is designed to provide additional strength to
keep a weak LES closed. Upon swallowing, the magnetic force between the beads is
overcome by the higher pressures of swallowing forces, and the device expands to
accommodate a normal swallow of food or liquid. Once the food passes though the
LES, the device returns to its resting state.
If you want further info just read through this thread as well as the other threads on the topic.
I wish you well,
~~Kitt~~Moderator: Anxiety, Osteoarthritis,
GERD/Heartburn and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease. "She Stood in the Storm & When the Wind Did Not Blow Her Away, She Adjusted Her Sails."