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Can GERD cause voice hoarseness and a tight feeling in my throat when im swallowing food? My family has a history of gerd.

Can GERD cause voice hoarseness and a tight feeling in my throat when im swallowing food? My family has a history of gerd.

Maybe: It can certainly cause hoarse voice, but of those seeking relief if respiratory symptoms with anti reflux procedures only have about a 60-70% chance if success. The tight feeling you have in your throat is even less clear as to the cause, but its not dangerous. ...Read more

Dr. Phil Zapanta
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Hoarse Voice (Definition)

Hoarseness is having difficulty producing sound when trying to speak, or a change in the pitch or quality of the voice. The voice may sound weak, very breathy, scratchy, or husky. Hoarseness is usually caused by a problem in the vocal cords. Most cases of hoarseness occur with swelling (inflammation) ...Read more


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Hoarseness for six months, no gerd, cancer or polyps?

Hoarseness: Hello. Hoarseness can occur from a number of causes. Even without heartburn, gerd could still be the cause. See your ENT doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have GERD and on omeprozole, my mouth/tongue is very dry & my voice sometimes is hoarse. Anything i can take? Is this cause from taking ppi s?

I have GERD and on omeprozole, my mouth/tongue is very dry & my voice sometimes is hoarse. Anything i can take? Is this cause from taking ppi s?

Baking soda in water: Stomach acids from gastric reflux can be very irritating on the throat and vocal cords leading to hoarseness and dry mouth. Omeprazole can also dry out normal secretions that keep your mouth moist. Avoiding acidic foods (citrus, tomatoes, etc.) spicy foods and alcohol can help control gerd. Drinking a glass of water with a teaspoon of baking soda after meals will neutralize acids too. ...Read more

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I have hoarseness in my voice for 3 weeks. I take prilosec. How effective is Prilosec for GERD or lerd? Also im getting over being sick this last week

I have hoarseness in my voice for 3 weeks. I take prilosec. How effective is Prilosec for GERD or lerd? Also im getting over being sick this last week

Evaluation: Gerd can be caused by sleep apnea. If you snore, are tired frequently, or wake up gasping for breathe, are overweight, the you may have sleep apnea. Talk with your doctor about this. ...Read more

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I have had some voice change and hoarseness. For about 3 weeks i don't feel sick now but was sick a week ago. I take Prilosec for gerd. Should i worry?

I have had some voice change and hoarseness. For about 3 weeks i don't feel sick now but was sick a week ago. I take Prilosec for gerd. Should i worry?

Possible LERD?: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation) = lerd. Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, cough, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, & even a higher risk of throat cancer. May however not be reflux so please get yourself checked. ...Read more

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Hoarseness due 2 GERD how can it be fixed? I take pariet & have done 4 several years. Have seen ENT dr , no cancer etc

Prevent GERD s: Regurgitation of acid stomach fluids to voice box area is causing your hoarseness , gerd s have to be cured , if medications are not helping , will need anti reflex procedure ( surgery ) speak to your GI doctor. ...Read more

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What to do to clear up hoarseness in throat caused by GERD or acid reflux. There are no nodes on the vocal chords.

What to do to clear up hoarseness in throat caused by GERD or acid reflux. There are no nodes on the vocal chords.

Ask your doctor: The doctor who looked at vocal cords may be able to recommend a medicine for this problem. Start by asking your doctor. Otherwise, see a GI specialist. ...Read more

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I've had hoarseness and frequent throat clearing for years.Always thought it was post nasal drip but lately developed heart burn. Likely gerd related?

I've had hoarseness and frequent throat clearing for years.Always thought it was post nasal drip but lately developed heart burn. Likely gerd related?

Possible: Or rather LPR, laryngopharyngeal reflux, that's when the stomach acid reaches the throat in GERD. Kindly ask your doctor to refer you to an ENT specialist who would examine your upper airways too for the possible post nasal drip as well, you may need treatment for both conditions, LPR can be controlled when GERD is controlled, good luck ...Read more

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I have heartburn, sore throat, ear pain, hoarseness, keep needing to clear throat. Is this gerd?

Yes GERD Plus: Many persons develop gerd due to postnasal drip. That is your sore throat. Clear nasal symptoms: hum, pulsatile irrigation at a rate to restore nasal cilia. Gerd: elevate head of bed. No food three hours before bedtime. More at www.Grossaninstitute.Com. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with silent gerd. I had post nasal drip and hoarsness. A few days later i experienced sinus congestion and 100.2 fever. I currentl?

I was diagnosed with silent gerd.  I had post nasal drip and hoarsness.  A few days later i experienced sinus congestion and 100.2 fever.  I  currentl?

Sinus infection?: With sinus congestion, post nasal drip, fever, I would wonder if you have a sinus infection. You may need antibiotics, so see your doctor. In the meantime, "Simply Saline" spray, a nettie pot, guaifeniscen, may all help. If you feel severely ill, go to the ER or urgent care center. GERD can be responsible for hoarseness, choking sensation, and a range of other symptoms OTHER than heartburn. ...Read more

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I've had a hoarse voice for a few months. Other symptoms: heartburn, throat clearing, sore throat. I am 29 and a smoker. Throat cancer?

I've had a hoarse voice for a few months. Other symptoms: heartburn, throat clearing, sore throat. I am 29 and a smoker. Throat cancer?

Wouldn't : Automatically jump to that conclusion. Would encourage you to have your throat evaluated by your physician or an ENT specialist.However you aren't doing yourself any favors with the continued tobacco use. Strongly encourage you to quit. ...Read more

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I have black stools with constant heartburn vomiting hoarse voice and difficulty swallowing also abd pain with a needed but unintentional weight loss?

I have black stools with constant heartburn vomiting hoarse voice and difficulty swallowing also abd pain with a needed  but unintentional weight loss?

See a doctor: You have alot of things that are concerning and need attention. Please see a doctor for the constant heartburn, hoarse voice- difficulty swallowing and weight loss. These are serious symptoms that need medical attention. ...Read more

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What are thissymptoms heartburn, chest pain, regurgitation, difficulty swallowing, a fullness in the throat, cough, pneumonia, hoarseness, dental erosions?

What are thissymptoms heartburn, chest pain, regurgitation, difficulty swallowing, a fullness in the throat, cough, pneumonia, hoarseness, dental erosions?

Your symptoms: Your symptoms suggest that you should start by seeing your primary care physician for an evaluation. He\she may refer you to a gastroenterologist and ENT specialist. You should also see your dentist for an evaluation. Diagnosis and treatment is best accomplished by a one on one exam with the appropriate professionals and not over the internet. ...Read more

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Chronic cough, heartburn (usually controlled with meds), fatigue, horseness, chronic pain. Could this be lpr?

Chronic cough, heartburn (usually controlled with meds), fatigue, horseness, chronic pain.  Could this be lpr?

Could be: Laryngopharyngeal reflux manifests as a sensation of a ball in your throat, a need to clear your throat and can be associated with gastroesophageal reflux. It can also produce hoarseness. I can't comment on the fatigue and chronic pain. Have an ENT perform a fiberoptic nasopharyngoscopy to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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When my GERD acts up sometime s I feel lightheaded especially after bending over. Cause? Vagues nerve? What do I do to stop it?

When my GERD acts up sometime s I feel lightheaded especially after bending over. Cause? Vagues nerve? What do I do to stop it?

Diet change: No soda ever. Lose weight if obese. No liquids with food. Eat dinner at. 6 -7 PM latest. Avoid mint, caffeine and chocolate as well as spicy food after lunch. If not better, then get an upper GI endoscopy. ...Read more

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Symptoms of gerd?

Symptoms of gerd?

See answer: typically an acid taste in the mouth and an uncomfortable burning sensation in the chest. Classically along the sternum. Some people develop a horse voice or respiratory symptoms. ...Read more

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Is GERD permanent?

GERD duration: Some people are cured of their GERD with changes in weight, diet, medications, etc. It may last a long time, it may be affected by certain conditions, but no, GERD is not permanent. It is in a sense curable. ...Read more

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Is GERD dangerous?

GERD: Common complications of untreated gerd are strictures of the esophagus. Less common is barrett's esophagus and malignant transformation into cancer. Smoking increases the risk of the latter in particular. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gerd?

What are the symptoms of gerd?

Heartburn plus more: Not everyone with gerd has heartburn. The primary symptoms of gerd are heartburn, regurgitation, and nausea. Heartburn usually is described as a burning pain in the middle of the chest. Other symptoms include hoarseness, laryngitis, chronic dry cough, bad breath, earaches, chest pain/discomfort. ...Read more

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What is best for treating gerd?

What is best for treating gerd?

Depends: Treatment is unique to the individual symptoms, severity, and goals of each patient. Options include dietary changes, medications, endoscopic or surgical procedures. Best to see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation if necessary. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What foods should I eat for gerd?

Avoid certain foods: Spicy food, greasy food, chocolate, spearmint/peppermint, alcohol, carbonated drinks. Avoid heavy meals and avoid lying down after eating. ...Read more

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I've heard different things. What exactly is gerd?

Heartburn: Gerd is the medical term for heartburn. It stands for gastroesophageal reflux disease. It is your stomach acid refluxing or rising up into your esophagus ( food pipe) which presents as a burning sensation. If left untreated for a long period it can lead to severe irritation and inflammation of the lining of the esophagus. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more