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I have been having severe constipation issues since the end of August in addtion to LPR reflux symptoms. In mid October, I was prescibed Nexium and Zantac and I switched to a low fat low acid diet. I also eliminated dairy as I knew it caused constipatio

I have been having severe constipation issues since the end of August in addtion to LPR reflux symptoms.  In mid October, I was prescibed Nexium and Zantac and I switched to a low fat low acid diet.  I also eliminated dairy as I knew it caused constipatio

Constipation: Switching to protonix instead of nexium (esomeprazole) may stimulate your bowels. Taking zantac at the same time is unnecessary. To promote bowel movements drink adequate fluids including hot water((not too hot), include fiber in your diet and try a daily dose of senokot as a stimulant. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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Why ppl with lpr trouble to take deep breaths why lpr reflux causes asthama like symptoms if don't have asthama?

Why ppl with lpr trouble to take deep breaths why lpr reflux causes asthama like symptoms if don't have asthama?

Reflexly / irritation: by stimulating the vagus nerve, esophagobronchial reflex, causing bronchospasm, that's one theory, or mere irritation of the airway through micro aspirations leading to airway hyper reactivity and bronchospasm ...Read more

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Suffer from LPR symptoms but reflux, allergy and infection meds not done anything. Physical exams clear. Thinking of elavil (amitriptyline) and gabaplentin for LSN?

Suffer from LPR symptoms but reflux, allergy and infection meds not done anything. Physical exams clear. Thinking of elavil (amitriptyline) and gabaplentin for LSN?

GI consult: LPR often requires twice daily dosing of the PPI. If the problem is from bile , Carafate (sucralfate) may be more effective. If the problem is resistant to medical treatment , surgery may be needed. Elavil would not do much for you and may in fact worsen the LPR. ...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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What happens if I get my laryngopharyngeal reflux (silent reflux) symptoms under control is there still a risk?

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

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How to reduce LPR (acid reflux disease) and their symptoms?

How to reduce LPR (acid reflux disease) and their symptoms?

LPR: When patients are diagnosed with this laryngopharyngeal reflux (lpr), they are usually prescribed medicines for it. The medicine group that i prescribe most often are proton pump inhibitors and they are quite effective. However, beyond meds, i also review dietary changes that can help. Reduce or eliminate alcohol, caffeine, carbonation, tomato, citrus, spicy, greasy, chocolate, and mints. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of laryngopharyngeal reflux. Would a pH test diagnose this (differentiate it from allergies) and how is it done?

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

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Can LPR acid reflux cause asthama like symptoms can reflux cause breathlessness and why I don't have asthama?

Can LPR acid reflux cause asthama like symptoms can reflux cause breathlessness and why I don't have asthama?

Ops tropism: if you do not have asthma or copd then why are you using ipatropium as there are side effects to any medication including IPR which includes increase in acid relic increase heart rate dry mouth amongst others serious side effect being difficulty breathing ...Read more

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If medication can control a symptom (e.G. Gerd/lpr reflux) does that mean the symptom isn't caused by stress or anxiety?

Stress not by self: Stress may worsen gerd symptoms, but unlikely to be only cause of your chronic heartburn. In the past stress was thought to be the culprit in a variety of gastrointestinal problems, including ulcers and inflammatory bowel diseases such as crohn's disease. Hiatal hernia, diet, pregnancy, obesity are few known contributors.Sometimes genetic. ...Read more

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Could reflux/LPR/GERD etc. cause water to feel cold running down the esophagus? I have had reflux symptoms. I have now noticed this with the water.

Could reflux/LPR/GERD etc. cause water to feel cold running down the esophagus? I have had reflux symptoms. I have now noticed this with the water.

Possibly: Reflux can make the tissues more sensitive to cold or hot, although the sensation of cold could be due to other factors, or could just simply be normal. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Lpr symptoms are hoarseness and breathlessness normal manometery non acidic reflux and I have gastroperosis doc gave PPI and levosulpride no relief wt?

Lpr symptoms are hoarseness and breathlessness normal manometery non acidic reflux and I have gastroperosis doc gave PPI and levosulpride no relief wt?

U may try reglan (metoclopramide): With ur ND 10mg x4. Eat small meals many times. Don't eat anything 4 hrs before sleeping only u can help ur self don't go to Drs too often ...Read more

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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

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

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How long can I expect to live if I have Lpr silent reflux I'm 20 now, is it likely I will at least live to 60?

How long can I expect to live if I have Lpr silent reflux I'm 20 now, is it likely I will at least live to 60?

Not enough info...: ...To determine, but even with more data it remains that only one individual (g-d) knows for sure. LPR is however not of itself a fatal diagnosis. ...Read more

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What drug(s) would be useful to take for non-acidic laryngopharyngeal reflux to inhibit pepsin ?

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

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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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