Related Questions

Do the ppi's such as Nexium (esomeprazole) and other prescription ppi's work to help laryngopharyngeal reflux?

Yes. If lpr is your problem, ppi (proton pump inhibitors) are the treatment. It is important to take ppi's as prescribed. Every day on an empty stomach 60 minutes before a meal. After a few weeks of regular use, if your problem hasn't resolved, speak to your physician. Read more...

My laryngopharyngeal reflux is not responding to proton pump inhibitors, and my doctor recommended sending me to a pulmonologist. Why is this?

Need further. Laryngopharyngeal reflux = extraesophageal reflux disease (eerd), is not stopped by proton pump inhibitors (ppis). In fact, reflux of gerd and eerd is not stopped by ppis. Ppis decrease or eliminate the acid component of what is refluxed. Lifestyle changes may decrease amount and frequency of refluxing. Potential cure/stopping of refluxing is by successful surgery in appropriate patients. Read more...