Medgadget Editor Kenan Raddawi, MD, recently provided a review of the MedCline Reflux Relief System to determine if the system would be helpful for his occasional nighttime acid reflux symptoms. Prior to testing MedCline, Dr. Radawi used a traditional bed wedge to address his intermittent symptoms but found the traditional wedge to be uncomfortable, ineffective, and difficult to use for side sleeping. Dr. Raddawi tested the MedCline Reflux Relief System for one week and reported significant relief in his reflux symptoms, such as regurgitation and the bitter taste he sometimes experienced in the back of his throat. As a bonus, his wife also noted that he stopped snoring. Dr. Raddawi found MedCline to be significantly more comfortable than his old traditional bed wedge. The review concluded by stating that after the initial acclamation period of adjusting to the new sleep position, MedCline will allow those suffering from nocturnal reflux to finally enjoy a peaceful and restful night’s sleep. Read the full review
MedCline was founded in 2011 by Carl Melcher, M.D, who was a life-long sufferer of GERD. Dr. Melcher wanted to help the millions of GERD patients with a natural treatment alternative utilizing positional therapy. Since development, the Reflux Relief System has been validated in 7 clinical trials. Aiming to help other medical conditions with positional therapy, MedCline has also developed a Shoulder Relief System for those who suffer with chronic shoulder pain at night. Both MedCline Relief Systems are providing much-needed relief for those suffering from nocturnal acid reflux and/or nighttime shoulder pain to get quality, restorative sleep leading to a higher health-related quality of life.