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What Is Lpr
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have LPR reflux. Can this cause cancer in the larynx or throat? What % of people with LPR get larynx/throat cancer?
LPR: There have been reports however not in recent years. Questionable evidence. Very rare as a single factor. ...Read more
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
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
Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR), what is the best way to treat this? Always mucus in my throat and have to clear throaght continuesly
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: shouldn't be an issueGet a more detailed answer ›
Eventually ...: To paraphrase the great economist Keynes: "In the end, we are all dead anyhow." What is the meaning of your question? ...Read more
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
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
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