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Gerd/acid reflux affect on vocal chord?

It can: Reflux that penetrates above the upper esophageal sphincter mechanism can sometimes affect the upper airway including vocal cords. Symptoms can include throat pain and burning, difficulty swallowing and voice changes including hoarseness. Check with your doctor. A quick endoscopic examination can make this diagnosis. ...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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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

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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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Can acid reflux make your vocal cords swell?

Can acid reflux make your vocal cords swell?

Depends: It depends on the severity of your reflux. If an ENT doctor is telling you that have this finding, you should seek evaluation from a gastroenterologist to determine if you truly have acid reflux. ...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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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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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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Stomach acid and larynpharyngeal cancer?

Stomach acid and larynpharyngeal cancer?

NOT ASSOCIATED: Laryngo-pharyngeal cancers are usually seen in longtime smokers who present to their physician with hoarseness and sometimes 'sore throat'. Stomach acid from reflux (gerd) can cause similiar symtoms so a referral to an ENT (ear-nose-throat) doctor can be made. An ENT will take a camera (laryngoscope) to look all the way down to vocal cords. Cancer looks like a 'mass', gerd causes irritation. ...Read more

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Can Acid reflux cause esophagus spasm and thus dysphagia?

Can Acid reflux cause esophagus spasm and thus dysphagia?

Sure, see GI doctor: Difficulty swallowing ("dysphagia") can be distinguished as a "transfer" problem (difficulty moving food from mouth to top of esophagus), "transit" problem (difficulty moving food down the esophagus), "spasm", gerd (due to sphincter problems), or obstructive (webs, rings, strictures, ulcer, tumor). Best to see a gastroenterologist (gi doctor) for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause lung cancer?

Can acid reflux cause lung cancer?

No: Acid reflux can lead, in rare cases, to barrett's esophagus, which can predispose to esophageal cancer. This is extremely rare, as reflux is quite common (most people experience this at some point). Reflux is not associated with lung cancer, at least not as a related cause. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause strep throat?

Can acid reflux cause strep throat?

No: Reflux can be bad enough to irritate tonsils and the back of your throat.However, that is basically the same as an acid burn if you spilled it on your skin.Strep throat is caused when the strep germ invades the throat and eats away at the tissue causing injury through infection. Reflux should never cause systemic fever. If you are having trouble telling them apart a strep test can help decide. ...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 nasal drip cause acid reflux or lpr?

Can nasal drip cause acid reflux or lpr?

No: More than likely, it's the other way around - you feel like you have post-nasal drip because of the symptoms caused by your reflux. You'll need to see an ENT and/or GI doc to both diagnose and treat reflux. ...Read more

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Is acid reflux the same as reflux oesophahitis?

Is acid reflux the same as reflux oesophahitis?

Yes : Those descriptors can be used interchangeably. They both involve acid passing from the stomach into the esophagus which is harmful to the tissues that line the esophagus and usually cause discomfort referred to as heartburn. ...Read more

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Can Barrett's esophagus cause post nasal drip?

Can Barrett's esophagus cause post nasal drip?

Postnasal drip: No. Acid reflux into nasopharynx is extremely uncommon. It is more likely that you may have allergic or atrophic rhinitis. An exam by ENT may benefit you. ...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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Can LPR reflux cause lung damage ?

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Can LPR reflux cause lung damage ?

Only if: Although it may cause a cough and worsen the symptoms (not lung function) of asthma, lung damages occurs only when aspiration into the lungs occurs. ...Read more

Larynx (Definition)

The larynx is the organ that houses the vocal cords. This provides speech, and protects the airway from aspirating food. There are other functions also, such as allowing increased pressure for weight lifting by partially closing ...Read more


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more