Why does acid reflux cause globus sensation in throat?

Inflammation. Acid reflux can cause inflammation of tissues or irritation of the nerve endings in your upper airway/GI tract which can be perceived as a sensation of a lump in your throat. Sometimes depression or anxiety which are associated with pro-inflammatory states in your body can cause the same sensation.

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Can acid reflux or LPR cause a very red raw throat? Has a mild burn sensation. I take Pepcid (famotidine) AC once daily. Had endoscopy done; nothing abnormal.?

Yes can be others. Gastroesophageal reflux (gerd) can cause irritation of the throat if not treated appropriately. There can be acid reflux and non-acid reflux as well so it is important to follow with a GI or ENT doctor to make sure that you are treated appropriately. Viral illnesses such as a pharyngitis can also cause raw red throats. If you are not improved over a week, you should follow up with your doctor. Read more...