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What distinguishes acid reflux from laryngopharyngeal reflux?

What distinguishes acid reflux from laryngopharyngeal reflux?

Keep it simple here: Lpr is acid reflux from stomach that reaches your throat. There it may cause symptoms in that area like hoarseness, cough, sensation of something stuck there, throat clearing tendency. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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


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Whats GERD gastro esophageal reflux disease?

Whats GERD gastro esophageal reflux disease?

GERD defined: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) involves movement of stomach contents back into your esophagus. Gerd can be "silent" in a substantial # of patients, manifesting with ear/nose/throat & lung problems without heartburn. Heartburn is the common presentation of burning discomfort in your chest with exposure of the esophagus to stomach contents. See earlier healthtap answers for gerd prevention. ...Read more

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Gastro esophageal reflux disease diet recommedations?

Gastro esophageal reflux disease diet recommedations?

Many Possibilities: If this is chronic and not a new problem may need to consider your diet such as things like coffee, smoking, spicy foods, and alcohol intake. Also there can be a chronic infection of the stomach that can cause this called h. Pylori which can be tested for by blood and stool tests. This is treatable with antibiotics. Also try otc meds like Zantac (ranitidine) and Prilosec with maalox. Try changing diet as well. ...Read more

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What causes laryngopharyngeal reflux? Cancer?

What causes laryngopharyngeal reflux? Cancer?

ENT / GI: You should see a ear-nose-throat (ENT) specialist and/or a gastroenterologist to help clarify. ...Read more

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How does a gastroenterologist treat GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

How does a gastroenterologist treat GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

Same: eat small meals, loose wt., no smoking, no caffein. soda and avoid fatty meals. ...Read more

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Treatment for acid reflux throat pain?

Treatment for acid reflux throat pain?

LPR: Laryngopharyngeal reflux, or lpr, is typically treated with proton pump inhibitors to reduce the acid in your stomach. I have people raise the head of your bed about 4-5 inches to get your throat above your stomach while you sleep. Feel better. ...Read more

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I have chronic excess throat clearing,excess burping,no heartburn. Gastroscopy showed sliding hiatus hernia, is Laryngopharyngeal reflux likely ?

I have chronic excess throat clearing,excess burping,no heartburn. Gastroscopy showed sliding hiatus hernia, is Laryngopharyngeal  reflux likely ?

LPR : Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic sore throat, lump in the the throat , post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, and throat clearing. Many studies show it responds best to proton pump inhibitor rx. It is possible you may have this. See an ENT for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is anyone familiar with esophagitis and GERD gastroeosophageal reflux disease?

Is anyone familiar with esophagitis and GERD gastroeosophageal reflux disease?

Yes: Esophagitis is damage to the lining of the esophagus caused by stomach acid coming up past a failing valve at the top of the stomach, called gerd. Acid medicines can reduce the pain and much of the damage to the esophagus, but they do not stop the stomach fluid from coming up. Gerd is often associated with hiatal hernias and this can be repaired with anti-reflux surgery. ...Read more

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease [gerd], is this cancerous?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease [gerd], is this cancerous?

No. : GERD is acid coming up in the esophagus which can cause irritation to the cells that line the esophagus. Rarely, those cells can change appearance to what is called "Barrett's esophagus". These changes in the cells may have potential to become cancerous. Barrett's is rare and it takes years to develop. ...Read more

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Will an endoscopy alone detect laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (lpr) or throat cancers?

Will an endoscopy alone detect laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (lpr) or throat cancers?

Not always.: Although it is possible to detect these problems during outpatient endoscopy, imaging in the form of ct scans or pet scans may be required to detect some throat tumors. Often an exam under anesthesia is also required to biopsy and detect full extent of throat tumors. ...Read more

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Could acid reflux disease causes throat cancer?

Not likely: Acid reflux is not like to cause 'throat' cancer - which i would define as oropharynx. However, persistent acid reflux is clearly associated with a condition called barret's esophagus and the potential for development of esogphagela cancer (though i would consider that 'throat.' if you ahve a history of acid refulx, talk wtih your pcp about the need to see a GI doc. ...Read more

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Can upper endoscopy really dianose an acid reflux?

Can upper endoscopy really dianose an acid reflux?

Endoscopy: Yes it really can. You can see irritation and even see the stomach acid come up. ...Read more

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Gastroesophageal reflux? Is that acid stomach?

Gastroesophageal reflux? Is that acid stomach?

Stomach contents: Reflux refers to the acid, fluid and sometimes partially digested food in the stomach traveling back up the esophagus. This is irritating and can be treated with elevation of the upper body (not sleeping flat), not eating late in the day or too much at once, and medications like Omeprazole (which is otc) drinking alcohol, eating spicy or acid foods may bother you as well. ...Read more

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Symptoms of acid reflux? What causes acid reflux?

Symptoms of acid reflux? What causes acid reflux?

Acid reflux: the lower part of the esophagus has a sphincter that prevent the content of the stomach to go back up to it; when this sphincter does not work properly acid reflux occur. Greasy food, coffee, tomatoes, soft drinks, spicy food may cause acid reflux, the symptoms may include burning chest pain, cough specially at night, regurgitation etc... ...Read more

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Lpr reflux patients how common is reflux induced asthma I have lpr read on forums that swollen airways causes breathlessness wts treatment non acidic ?

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Lpr reflux patients how common is reflux induced asthma I have lpr read on forums that swollen airways causes breathlessness wts treatment non acidic ?

Reflux control: Antacids are part of the treatment, but mainly ither measures need to be done as well: weight control, avoiding overfeeding, excess carbonated beverages, caffeine, fatty foods, avoid eating and sleeping right after, sit uprightor walk after meals, same measures as controlling GERD or heartburn, of course take asthma meds too as prescribed, take care ...Read more

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Lpr reflux and neck lymph, related?

Lpr reflux and neck lymph, related?

LPR and lymph node: Hello. Lymph node swelling is typically caused by any inflammatory process in the head and neck region. Such inflammatory processes could include infection from bacteria, virus or fungus. An autoimmune or reflux condition such as lpr could also be responsible. See your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Might IBS cause heartburn and acid reflux symptoms?

Might IBS cause heartburn and acid reflux symptoms?

Not really.: Ibs causes abd distention, bloating, cramping, constipation and diarrhea like symptoms. Your symptoms sound typical of reflux disease. Avoid spicy food, chocolates, coffee, eat small meals, and take anti ulcer meds. Reflux symptoms could be from a hiatal hernia as well which is diagnosed by either an upper GI contrast study or egd. Follow up with a GI doc if symp not goinng away. ...Read more

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Can palpatation be a symptonsof gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Can palpatation be a  symptonsof gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Yes: Rarely indigestion can lead to gas and palpitations but this has to be a diagnosis of exclusion. ...Read more