Magnets transform Maldon man's life after 18 years suffering with gastric reflux

Russell Theobald

Russell Theobald

First published in News

A police officer whose life was blighted by gastric reflux for 18 years has had his life transformed by magnetic beads.

Russell Theobald, from Maldon, has suffered gastric oesophageal reflux disorder since he was about 20 and had it fairly well-controlled with proton pump inhibitors, until the condition worsened about two-and-a-half years ago.

Mr Theobald, 39, said: “I had some superficial ulceration but then my doctor told me there was a likelihood of cancer if it carried on."

He has now been fitted with a LINX Reflux Management System, a flexible band of magnets enclosed in titanium beads.

The magnetic attraction between the beads helps keep the weak oesophageal sphincter closed to prevent reflux.

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9:19pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Jack222 says...

I thought this sounded alternative medicine rubbish but apparently it isn't - see

http://middlesexhosp
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I thought this sounded alternative medicine rubbish but apparently it isn't - see http://middlesexhosp ital.org/our-service s/hospital-services/ center-for-advanced- surgery/linx-reflux- management/the-linx- reflux-management-sy stem Jack222
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10:25pm Thu 24 Apr 14

russ74 says...

I would not spend £8000 on rubbish when it comes to my health. This is the real deal and has worked for me.
I'd do the whole thing again, knowing the results. Please pass the word. Hopefully it will become widely acknowledged and this should cause the NHS to take it up. There are a few NHS Hospitals that do the operation already. Russell
I would not spend £8000 on rubbish when it comes to my health. This is the real deal and has worked for me. I'd do the whole thing again, knowing the results. Please pass the word. Hopefully it will become widely acknowledged and this should cause the NHS to take it up. There are a few NHS Hospitals that do the operation already. Russell russ74
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