A 55-year-old male asked:
can long term sore throat caused by laryngophayngeal reflux turn into something serious like cancer? is there a real cure for it? i have it for 4 mths
1 doctor answer
Dr. Franklyn Gergits answered
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Reflux: Greetings. Acid reflux can cause irritation to sensitive mucous membranes that surround the voice box area. This stomach juice can trigger inflammation throughout the entire upper airway. Cancer has been linked to reflux. The treatments are to avoid eating before bedtime, eat a low acid diet, weight loss, avoiding alcohol and smoking. Consider an antacid, H2 blocker or a PPI like Omeprazole.
Answered on Feb 10, 2017
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