Millions of Americans suffer from heartburn and acid reflux problems.
Now, there is a less invasive way for doctors to figure out what is wrong with them.
It is called the Bravo Test.
Doctors implant a meter in a patient that will measure the acid that comes from the stomach into the esophagus over a 48 hour period.
The device transmits its readings to a recorder and shows doctors exactly what is going on inside.
It comes with just a little bit of discomfort compared to the scopes and tubes needed to find out the same information.
“I do feel tight right in here and it kind of feels like I’ve swallowed an ice cube,” says Patient Stacy Keck.
However, doctors say the Bravo Test is the most sensitive, non-invasive way to figure out the best treatment for you.
Now in case you are wondering, you will not have the transmitter in you forever.
Once the doctor is done with it, it naturally exits your body.