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Is laryngopharyngeal reflux (lpr) a dangerous condition in a short term? What additions/changes to my diet can I make to ease it?

Is laryngopharyngeal reflux (lpr) a dangerous condition in a short term? What additions/changes to my diet can I make to ease it?

Depends: Avoid alcohol and consider going gluten and dairy free. If you are gluten sensitive, it can beat up your gut. Healing can take at least 6 months, and often longer. Also consider other food sensitivities. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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I think I may have Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR). What are the best over-the-counter medications or combination of medications for this?

I think I may have Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR). What are the best over-the-counter medications or combination of medications for this?

2 meds: Prilosec, 20 mgm. before breakfast and dinner and zantac (ranitidine) 150 mgm. at time of sleep. High reflux or LPR often is associated with obesity. If the meds I recommend are not helpful, seek an appointment with a GI specialist. ...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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How do I cure laryngopharyngeal reflux?

How do I cure laryngopharyngeal reflux?

Control, no cure: First see an ENT and/or GI doc to present them your symptoms - and after this has been diagnosed and everything else has been ruled out - the GI doc will probably give you medications, diet advice and possilbe weight loss advice to control your reflux. ...Read more

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What is a good diet for laryngopharyngeal reflux?

What is a good diet for laryngopharyngeal reflux?

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

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What are most common symptoms of Laryngopharyngeal reflux ?

What are most common symptoms of Laryngopharyngeal reflux ?

After prolonged: and untreated reflux the most common signs are continually "clearing your throat" and a raspy voice from the inflammatory stimulus gastric acid has on the larynx ...Read more

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Can Laryngopharyngeal reflux take a year or more to recover from?

Can Laryngopharyngeal reflux take a year or more to recover from?

More than LPR?: In our clinic, most patients see improvement in their LPR within 3 months. May be time for a reevaluation. ...Read more

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What happens if I get my laryngopharyngeal reflux (silent reflux) symptoms under control is there still a risk?

Acid reflux: Generally no. Some people control with diet control and others with meds. See a GI for an upper endoscopy to look at the esophagus and stomach and have an ENT look at your throat and vocal cords. ...Read more