Voice , Swallowing & Throat - Procedures

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux

Reflux of stomach acid into the throat is termed LPR. This can be a common cause of many voice and throat problems.

Classic reflux or GERD occurs when stomach contents or acid moves up into the food pipe. LPR occurs when this reaches into the throat. This can irritate the throat and larynx and cause symptoms.

Symptoms of LPR include a choking sensation, change in voice, feeling of a lump in the throat, frequent cough and throat clearing. The classic symptoms of heartburn may not always be present in LPR.

Management incudes modification in lifestyle and medication for Reflux.

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