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What is lpr?

What is lpr?

Lpr: Laryngeal-pharyngeal-reflux=lpr this is reflux or return of the gastric juices ( acid) up to the pharyngx (throat) and laryngx (vocal cords and wind pipe). ...Read more

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What damage can LPR acid reflux can do to lungs in long term if my pft and xray blood report are normal do I need CT scan of lungs for breathlessness?

What damage can LPR acid reflux can do to lungs in long term if my pft and xray blood report are normal do I need CT scan of lungs for breathlessness?

Treat LPR: If you have ruled out any cardiac and anxiety issue, you will need to get the LPR treated. If treatment failed, you may consider the Linx device. A Cochrane review had noted that treating reflux reduced the symptoms of asthma but did not improve lung function (if you have asthma). Vocal cord dysfunction may be triggered by LPR. Consult GI doctor for the LPR and ENT for vocal cord evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the odds lpr/gerd will turn into esophageal cancer?

What are the odds lpr/gerd will turn into esophageal cancer?

Needs monitoring.: We know that GERD can lead to Barrett's esophagus, which is a precancerous change in the inner lining of the esophagus. If left unchecked, this precancerous change will eventually become cancer. This is why those with GERD/LPR need EGD every two to three years, with eradication of Barrett's esophagus when it's found. ...Read more

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What are complications of untreated lpr?

What are complications of untreated lpr?

Laryngopharyngeal ..: Reflux over a long period can be associated with damage to laryngeal structures causing hoarseness and precancerous or cancerous lesions. ...Read more

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I think I may have Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR). What are the best over-the-counter medications or combination of medications for this?

2 meds: Prilosec, 20 mgm. before breakfast and dinner and zantac (ranitidine) 150 mgm. at time of sleep. High reflux or LPR often is associated with obesity. If the meds I recommend are not helpful, seek an appointment with a GI specialist. ...Read more

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What is best drinks for lpr? I can drink lot of water but not with meals.i been drinking de caf Lipton green tea with tea bags from Walmart is that ok

What is best drinks for lpr? I can drink lot of water but not with meals.i been drinking de caf Lipton green tea with tea bags from Walmart is that ok

LPR?: hello~ please do not use abbreviations. They mean different things to different people and it could endanger your life. If LPR means reflux then generally caffeine can worsen acid production in the stomach. This is treated with elevation of head in bed, antacid 20-30ml before meals and bed, and good dose of H2 blocker daily. If reflux is severe its treated surgically thanks ...Read more

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What type of lung problem LPR reflux can do I hve sob on exertion pft 2decho xray blood trst are normal, can it be due to lpr?

What type of lung problem LPR reflux can do I hve sob on exertion pft 2decho xray blood trst are normal, can it be due to lpr?

LPR: Lpr may worsen subjective symptoms of asthma but not the lung function based on a cochrane review. If you have sob within 5 mins after exertion, then your problem may be from vocal cord dysfunction which can be triggered by lpr. An ENT doctor can examine your throat when you have sob to document its presence. ...Read more

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Lpr can it be cured?

Controlled: It can't be cured but definitely can be controlled. If you are sure it is lpr - the best route is to find a good gastroenterologist referred by your primary care physician for further work-up and treatment. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of lpr?

What are the common symptoms of lpr?

Hoarseness : Lpr diff sx than gerd. Usually hoarseness, sometimes a feeling that something is stuck in throat, gagging or coughing when eating. Treatment is still reasonable to use ppi, but make sure you see GI or perhaps even ENT to make sure throat area looks ok. ...Read more

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Can LPR take a year or more for full recovery?

LPR ??: Hello PLEASE dont use abbreviations. Doctors are not allowed legally to use abbreviations in clinical records and especially in prescriptions because its misleading and can be lethal. Please reconstruct this without any abbreviations thanks ...Read more

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Will LPR make me loose my taste ? It's been about 3 weeks, no taste.

Will LPR make me loose my taste ? It's been about 3 weeks, no taste.

Possibly: LPR can certainly alter your sense of taste. It shoudl come back as LPR is treated. There are also many other causes of loss of taste -- most likely is viral. how is your sense of smell? often the two go hand in hand. If sense of smell is off, it is not LPR. ...Read more

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I have lpr and eat normally and don't follow strict diet what is going to happen eventually?

I have lpr and eat normally and don't follow strict diet  what is going to happen eventually?

Eventually ...: To paraphrase the great economist Keynes: "In the end, we are all dead anyhow." What is the meaning of your question? ...Read more

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Does Reza band works for lpr?

Does Reza band works for lpr?

Is FDA-approved: Here's the link: http://www.medgadget.com/2015/03/reza-band-a-noninvasive-device-for-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-fda-oked.html

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Best over-the-counter medicines to treat lpr?

Prevent/Control LPR: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid,nexium). See a GI doctor if persistent. ...Read more

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Are green apples good for lpr? Are they low in acid?

Are green apples good for lpr? Are they low in acid?

LPR diet: By LPR, I assume you're referring to laryngopharyngeal reflux. Check out http://med.stanford.edu/content/dam/sm/ohns/documents/voicecenter/resources/Stanford_ENT_Clinic-LPR_Protocol.pdf & http://uthscsa.edu/oto/LPRHandout.pdf for ideas on treatment. Apples aren't mentioned in either. Nutritional value of apples doesn't really vary upon color (http://goo.gl/EAxycO) & aren't acidic unless fermented. ...Read more

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Are green apples low in acid and good to eat if you got lpr?

Are green apples low in acid and good to eat if you got lpr?

Apples seem to be: a relatively low acid fruit and should be fine to eat if you have reflux. Higher acid fruits include fruits from the citrus family: oranges, lemons, grapefruit. Also cranberries. Fruits, like apples and bananas, which are high in fiber are also typically well-tolerated in those with reflux. Stay well:) ...Read more