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Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR) is a rare condition in which the sphincter (a ring of muscle at the end of the esophagus), which essentially keeps the contents of the stomach in the right place, doesn’t work right. Therefore, in Laryngopharyngeal Reflux, the acid of the stomach backs up into the back of the throat causing inflammation in areas that are not protected against gastric acid exposure. Some of the symptoms of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux include hoarseness, chronic cough, trouble feeding, trouble gaining weight, and noisy breathing.
HOW IS LARYNGOPHARYNGEAL REFLUX DIAGNOSED?
To diagnose this condition, a General Physician conducts a biopsy to find the severity of this condition.
HOW IS LARYNGOPHARYNGEAL REFLUX TREATED?
Laryngopharyngeal Reflux can be treated by consuming smaller and frequent feeds. Avoiding sleep immediately after eating helps in reducing discomfort. Smokers must quit smoking if affected by Laryngopharyngeal Reflux. Antacids, proton pump inhibitors and H2 blockers are used to treat Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
DID YOU KNOW?
In adults, Laryngopharyngeal Reflux can even scar the throat and voice box