Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease
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Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease (LPRD) is a reflux disease similar to Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) but with some differences. Heartburn is not very common in patients diagnosed with LPRD.
- Chronic (ongoing) cough
- Frequent throat clearing
- Pain or sensation in throat
- Feeling of lump in throat
- Problems while swallowing
- Bad/bitter taste in mouth (Especially in morning)
- Frequent coughing and choking, especially in the middle of the night
- Asthma-like symptoms
- Referred ear pain
- Post-nasal drip
- Singing: Difficulty with high notes
Various treatments include diet adjustments coupled with medication, posture changes and sensible eating. Smoking can aggravate this condition and must be stopped at all costs.