Commonly called extraesophageal reflux disease or GERD, Laryngopharyngeal Reflux is a disease that causes retrograde flow of gastric elements to your upper digestive tract area. As a result of this, one experiences a lot of coughing, trouble in keeping food down, feeling of hoarseness and also trouble speaking. One can actually experience a terrible acidic taste at the back of the mouth.
HOW IS LARYNGOPHARYNGEAL REFLUX DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the condition is based on the irritation or swelling in the throat. There is no further diagnosis needed if the person already has GERD. A swallowing study may be done to evaluate the extent of the condition.
HOW IS LARYNGOPHARYNGEAL REFLUX TREATED?
Medications like Proton-pump inhibitors are given to control the same. But the most effective solution here would be natural treatments like diet changes, avoiding dairy, eating lighter meals and also exercising to ensure that digestive juices are secreted correctly. Alongside, having herbal teas, chewing on pieces of ginger, etc. are suggested to minimise the problem.
DID YOU KNOW?
LPR can cause serious problems. LPR can cause noisy breathing, choking episodes, breathing problems (such as asthma or bronchitis), and very uncommonly, cancer of the esophagus, lung, throat or voice box.