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How does acid reflux affect my voice?

How does acid reflux affect my voice?

Reflux & voice: The reflux of gastric contents can cause inflammation & swelling of the lower throat, upper trachea and the vocal cords. All of these can affect phonation or the production of sound. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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How does acid reflux affect my singing voice?

How does acid reflux affect my singing voice?

Maybe it does...: In some people, whether with or without heartburn ("silent reflux") stomach contents with acid can regurgitate to your throat. This causes laryngitis and an asthma-like picture--thus affecting your singing voice. Not all gerd patients are so affected. ...Read more

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I'm 18 and have really bad acid reflux and if i don't treat it will i lose my singing voice?

I'm 18 and have really bad acid reflux and if i don't treat it will i lose my singing voice?

May change it: Bad acid reflux can cause irritation and inflammation of the vocal cords. Can lead to swelling, edema, scarring, nodules, polyps, tumors of same. All of these could affect the sound quality, timbre, vocal strength, as well as general health of your throat (and general health). ...Read more

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What causes loss of upper range and voice cracks when singing high but doesn't show up on a normal video stroboscope? It's not acid reflux either

What causes loss of upper range and voice cracks when singing high but doesn't show up on a normal video stroboscope? It's not acid reflux either

Dysphonia: The usual cause is either post-nasal drip or acid reflux. You should have an evaluation by a gastroenterologist that performs esophageal pH studies and manometry. They may just try you on a course of acid suppression medications. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause a high pitched voice?

GERD: Uncontrolled reflux could give you acid taste in your mouth associated with coughing and hoarseness specially while you are sleeping. You will cough and wake up suddenly. But can happen without the cough too. Avoid eating late night. Wait 2-3 hrs after eating before going to bed. If you have gerd avoid food that give you heartburn. Like caffeine, alcohol, sodas, chocolate, spicy/fatty food. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with acid reflux. Never took any meds for it but now it's affecting my voice. If i treat it with a ppi, will my voice get better?

It may: Acid reflux can sometimes cause irritation to the throat, causing symptoms such as asthma and laryngitis. If you have symptoms of reflux, as well as the throat symptoms described above, using a ppi or other acid blocking medication is a good idea, although it may take months to see improvement. You should only do this under the supervision of a GI physician, as there are side effects to consider. ...Read more

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What makes my voice hurt when i talk with acid reflux?

What makes my voice hurt when i talk with acid reflux?

LPR: Laryngopharyngeal reflux or lpr is when you get reflux all the way from your stomach to your voice box. The material that comes up includes hydrochloric acid, gastrin and pepsin. These are all very caustic materials that burn and cause injury to the delicate tissues of the voice box, including the muscles of the voice box that you use to speak. Think of lpr as a voice box trauma. Get checked. ...Read more

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Acid reflux HORRIBLE & PPI isn't working had it 4 a month, even water comes right back up after drinking, raw throat, raspy voice in morning plz help?

Acid reflux HORRIBLE & PPI isn't working had it 4 a month, even water comes right back up after drinking, raw throat, raspy voice in morning plz help?

You might have: a motility disorder or a mechanical obstruction, or both. The only way to tell is for a CI specialist to perform EGD and x-rays. More medication is not the answer. ...Read more

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Ent says nothing is wrong. Entire neck and throat chronically painful for months , can't swallow and choke on pills, lost voice, horible acid reflux?

You made diagnosis: Your last statement about acid reflux is the most likely diagnosis. It is now referred to as lpr (laryngeal-pharyngeal reflux). This entity or high reflux causes recurrent sore throat, voice changes and cough. See a gastro-enterologist for a more specific diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Ravi Chand
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


Dr. Phil Zapanta
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Voice Disorders (Definition)

Voice disorders include anatomic, infectious, inflammatory, and obstructive problems that interfere with the functioning ...Read more