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How does acid reflux affect my voice?

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Dr. Jack Hinkle
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Reflux & voice

The reflux of gastric contents can cause inflammation & swelling of the lower throat, upper trachea and the vocal cords.
All of these can affect phonation or the production of sound.

In brief: Reflux & voice

The reflux of gastric contents can cause inflammation & swelling of the lower throat, upper trachea and the vocal cords.
All of these can affect phonation or the production of sound.
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Dr. Jack Hinkle
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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Causes hoaseness

Acid reflux is a condition where gastric fluid, including stomac acid, makes its way up into the back of the throat.
At the back of the throat the opening of the esophagus, the tube that takes food to & from the stomach, and the voice box, which is the larynx, are very close together. Refluxing acid touching the vocal cords causes irritation and swelling of the cords and hoarseness results.

In brief: Causes hoaseness

Acid reflux is a condition where gastric fluid, including stomac acid, makes its way up into the back of the throat.
At the back of the throat the opening of the esophagus, the tube that takes food to & from the stomach, and the voice box, which is the larynx, are very close together. Refluxing acid touching the vocal cords causes irritation and swelling of the cords and hoarseness results.
Dr. Latisha Smith
Dr. Latisha Smith
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hoarseness

In cases of severe reflux, one can develop hoarseness.
However, most of the time the acid does not travel high enough to reach the vocal cords.

In brief: Hoarseness

In cases of severe reflux, one can develop hoarseness.
However, most of the time the acid does not travel high enough to reach the vocal cords.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. Timothy Bell
Family Medicine

In brief: Swells vocal cords

Phlem in the throat early in the morning or 15 minutes after you eat usually indicates that your esophogus is trying to protect itself from acid refluxing from the stomach.
The mucous collects around the trachea and when you breathe in the acidic moisture irritates and inflames the vocal cords interferring with the normal vibration thereby sounding deeper or raspy....More.

In brief: Swells vocal cords

Phlem in the throat early in the morning or 15 minutes after you eat usually indicates that your esophogus is trying to protect itself from acid refluxing from the stomach.
The mucous collects around the trachea and when you breathe in the acidic moisture irritates and inflames the vocal cords interferring with the normal vibration thereby sounding deeper or raspy....More.
Dr. Timothy Bell
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