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Treatment Of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Symptoms
What are the best treatment options for silent reflux (Laryngopharyngeal Reflux) other than acid reducing drugs or surgery?
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 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
After 8 months of wrong diagnosises I am confirmed to have laryngopharyngeal reflux? What do I do to cure this?
What happens if I get my laryngopharyngeal reflux (silent reflux) symptoms under control is there still a risk?
LAryngopharyngeal reflux takes months to recover from. Will it not return back once PPI are stopped as there is no cure for acid reflux?
Possible: If it comes from what you eat then adjustments in your diet. If overweight ; weigth loss will help but if the lower valve (between stomach & esophagus is damage or leaking then will persist. Then PPI vs fundoplication (reflux surgery) shoould be discussed. Although if mild reflux medical therapy is better ...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..
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
Med & surg options: 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. Had response to acid blocking drug before considering surgical option? ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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