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Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Lpr
Is laryngopharyngeal reflux (lpr) a dangerous condition in a short term? What additions/changes to my diet can I make to ease it?
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
I think I may have Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR). What are the best over-the-counter medications or combination of medications for this?
Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR), what is the best way to treat this? Always mucus in my throat and have to clear throaght continuesly
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
PPIs;H2blockers: 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
How do you pronounce 'Laryngopharyngeal' please? & can Laryngopharyngeal reflux cause Cholesteatoma?
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
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
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