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Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Symptoms
What happens if I get my laryngopharyngeal reflux (silent reflux) symptoms under control is there still a risk?
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
Can a general practitioner diagnose laryngopharyngeal reflux? After reviewing the symptoms of laryngopharyngeal reflux, i would like an examination to see if that could be my condition and don't know if i need to see a specialist or my regular doctor.
Yes, any MD/DO ...: That is familiar with the problem can make a presumptive diagnosis base on information you provide. Often there are no specific findings on examination however an ENT will look at your voice box with a mirror of fiberoptic scope to find supporting clues. There are elaborate tests that may confirm the diagnosis however dietary changes, elimination of stress, and medications may clinch the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Laryngopharyngeal reflux. What are the symptoms? I have cobblestones in back of throat and trouble breathing? Any true tests to show it's causing this
LERD suspected: 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. Impedance pH testing with a symptom diary can best characterize lerd. ...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
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..
Laryngopharyngeal reflux from forward head posture? It seems this is the only explanation for my symptoms. Constant mucus in my throat after eating.
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
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
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