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).
Reflux disease. A great descriptive www site is provided. I fiound this useful because there is usually confusion between lpr & gerd. Hopefully the link will inform you. www.entnet.org/healthinformation/gerd-and-lpr.cfm.

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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?

No ct scan. You don't need a ct scan. In fact, LPR can be difficult to diagnose, a d even when it is accurately diagnosed, very few go on to have permanent lung damage. If you do actually have LPR, and meds don't help, consider a Stretta procedure or surgical fundoplication by an experienced laparoscopic surgeon. Hope this helps! Read more...
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...

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...

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...

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

Well . Acid blocking type medicine such as Prilosec PPI's or H2-blockers like ranitidine. Consult primary care doctor or Healthtap for specific diagnosis and treatment. Read more...