Malfunctioning of the muscles (sphincter) found in the esophagus results in the backflow of contents from the stomach to the throat, which is known as Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR). Hoarseness of voice, chronic cough, asthma, trouble in gaining weight and trouble in swallowing food are the common symptoms associated with this condition. Avoiding smoking, alcohol and losing weight helps in improving this condition.
HOW IS LARYNGOPHARYNGEAL REFLUX DIAGNOSED?
In severe cases, this condition can cause cancer in the affected area.