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Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Home Remedies
What are the best treatment options for silent reflux (Laryngopharyngeal Reflux) other than acid reducing drugs or surgery?
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
Proton pump inhibiters like omeprazole, nexium, Prevacid or dexelent by itself or in combination with h2 blockers like ranatadine; Reglan (metoclopramide) will relieve the symptoms of non acid laryngopharyngeal reflux.Robinul forte can also be used as it cuts down the pepsin secretion to some extent.
Along with that life style modifications, elevating the head end of bed avoidfoods like dairy, wheat;eggs, wt loss. ...Read more
Tricks to help GERD: Over 70 million americans have gerd, and most will benefit from acid blocker medications. Behavior and diet can help by minimizing dietary fats and grease, mints, alcohol, tobacco, spicy and large volume meals, caffeine, chocolate. Minimize salicylates (like aspirin), avoid laying down or bending over 2-3 hours after eating, cut out bedtime snacks, and keep your weight under control. Good luck! ...Read more
More than LPR?: In our clinic, most patients see improvement in their LPR within 3 months. May be time for a reevaluation. ...Read more
After 8 months of wrong diagnosises I am confirmed to have laryngopharyngeal reflux? What do I do to cure this?
PPI: If correct, you will likely benefit from proton pump inhibitors. Check to serif this is planned for you. ...Read more
What happens if I get my laryngopharyngeal reflux (silent reflux) symptoms under control is there still a risk?
Is laryngopharyngeal reflux (lpr) a dangerous condition in a short term? What additions/changes to my diet can I make to ease it?
Detects reflux: It can detect acid going into the lower esophagus or in rare cases higher up into the esophagus, but LPR is diagnosed by the history and physical findings on exam. Just because acid is seen going up high in the esophagus and possibly into the throat, doesn't mean you would have symptomatic LPR. Symptoms are pain, lump sensation, phlegm, constant clearing, dry cough, and hoarseness. Seen an ENT. ...Read more
Location of symptom: Laryngopharyngeal reflux (lpr) and gastroesophageal reflex (gerd) differ mostly in the way a patient has symptoms. They are both ultimately caused by stomach contents moving backwards. In gerd, the predominant symptom is heartburn. In lpr, there are many possible symptoms including cough, hoarseness, sore throat, throat clearing, sensation of a lump in the throat. Treatment is similar for both. ...Read more
How do you pronounce 'Laryngopharyngeal' please? & can Laryngopharyngeal reflux cause Cholesteatoma?
Cholesteatoma: Its pronounced exactly as you would read it. No, refluxing your gastric content into your pharynx and larynx have absolutely nothing to do with developing keratinizing epidermal growth in the middle ear. ...Read more
Xerostomia: Dry mouth is not a common symptom of LPR. LPR symptoms include foreign body sensation in the throat, mucus in the throat, throat clearing, hoarseness, throat pain, and dry tickle cough. Dry mouth could be related to inadequate fluid intake, autoimmune disorders like Sjogren’s syndrome, medication side effect, radiation side effects and mouth breathing due to nasal obstructive problems. ...Read more
I have symptoms of laryngopharyngeal reflux. Would a pH test diagnose this (differentiate it from allergies) and how is it done?
GI: The GI specialist would scope your esophagus and place a probe or two on it. YOu will be wearing a portable receiver to record the pH and frequency of reflux. The probe would come out with your bowel movement within a couple of days. Most of the time, LPR has some typical laryngorhinoscopic findings also. ...Read more
I've had untreated laryngopharyngeal reflux since oct 12' and I fear it has caused irreversible damage. How do I begin to treat this other than diet?
LPR: Diet is important, particularly avoidance of caffeine. This includes decaffeinated products. In addition you can consider taking Prilosec otc 1/2-1 hour before breakfast and dinner. It can weeks or even months to improve, but the only way to really know about damage is to see and ENT doc or GI doc with knowledge of this entity. ...Read more
Yes: Absolutely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Try it for 4 wks if not better get a specialist. ...Read more
Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR), what is the best way to treat this? Always mucus in my throat and have to clear throaght continuesly
I am on nexium (esomeprazole) and renetedine due to laryngopharyngeal reflux for about 9 months. It is just not going away. What should I di?
GERD: With today's medications, it is usually possible to control reflux fairly well. If your meds are not working, you should talk to your G.I. physician about options. In the meantime, be sure to follow anti-reflux precautions, avoid particular foods which make your reflux worse, stop caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, and tilt your bed up on blocks. If all else fails, there are surgical options also. ...Read more
Med & surg options: 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). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. Had response to acid blocking drug before considering surgical option? ...Read more
What stops Laryngopharyngeal reflux from coming back again and again? Is only solution is to control acid reflux via PPI and life style changes?
Laryngopharyngeal Reflux causes eustacion tube dysfunction, yes? And Cholesteatoma is caused by eustacion tube dysfunction? How r they not linked plz?
EarCallusAin'tNoGood: It's all about an abnormal environment in the inner ear (behind the ear drum).Whether chronic fluid, intermittent infections or both (the two can be related), or old trauma. It's like a callus on your foot in the sense that extra skin starts growing, which serves a useful purpose on your foot, but crowds out normal structures in the ear and can do some real damage over time. So get it tended to ASAP. ...Read more
LAryngopharyngeal reflux takes months to recover from. Will it not return back once PPI are stopped as there is no cure for acid reflux?
Possible: If it comes from what you eat then adjustments in your diet. If overweight ; weigth loss will help but if the lower valve (between stomach & esophagus is damage or leaking then will persist. Then PPI vs fundoplication (reflux surgery) shoould be discussed. Although if mild reflux medical therapy is better ...Read more
Can laryngopharyngeal reflux cause you to wake up with bloody mucus? I've had symptoms of post nasal drip for months now. Not sure what the cause is..
Yes: Get an ear, nose & throat, possibly if laryngology subspecialty. ...Read more