About Refluxgate

Refluxgate is a resource for anyone suffering from reflux. Our mission is to empower you to take control of your health. We want to put all available treatment options into your hands, including their pros and cons. We do this by sharing information based on the latest research, as well as interviews with top experts in the field.

Our main focus is LPR treatment. This disease is also known as silent reflux, airway reflux, or respiratory reflux. We also publish information on classic reflux symptoms, like heartburn.

Editorial Team

Gerrit Sonnabend: Lead Editor & Journalist

Gerrit is a German data scientist & medical publisher. His formal education in qualitative research means he knows how to dig out relevant data, particularly on his topic of choice, LPR. Read more about him here.

Sarah Neidler: Researcher & Editor

Sarah is a biologist and science journalist. Her main interest is to understand how nutrition affects the course of chronic diseases.

Mel Bertaud: Editor & Proofreader

Refluxgate Mel

Mel is a certified health & wellness coach with a passion for supporting people to transform their lives through plant-based nutrition and intuitive eating.

Contributors & Medical Reviewers

We work with leading specialists to bring you the most up-to-date, relevant and medically backed up information, written in layman’s terms, to empower you to manage your disease and transform your health.

We regularly interview specialists in the medical field of reflux. You can find these interviews on our blog, as well as a host of other articles on the topic.

The following specialists have been particularly helpful in providing us with valuable insights into the treatment of GERD and LPR.

Dr. Mark Noar, MD

Dr. Mark Noar is a leading gastroenterologist, reflux specialist & published researcher. He is best known for teaching physicians all over the world about using the Stretta procedure for the treatment of reflux.

Prof. Peter Dettmar

Prof. Peter Dettmar offers vital insights as a specialist on pepsin, which is the stomach enzyme responsible for laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) symptoms.

Dr. Christopher Chang

Dr. Chang is an ENT with a particularly good understanding of vagus nerve damage (vagal neuropathy), which can go hand in hand with or mimic LPR symptoms. 

Prof. Arjan Bredenoord

Bredenoord Arjan

Dr. Arjan Bredenoord is professor of Neurogastroenterology with expert knowledge of reflux hypersensitivity.