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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. Krishna Kumar
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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