Laryngopharyngeal reflux disease

What is Laryngopharyngeal reflux disease?

Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), also extraesophageal reflux disease (EERD) refers to retrograde flow of gastric contents to the upper aero-digestive tract, which causes a variety of symptoms, such as cough, hoarseness, and asthma, among others.

Although heartburn is a primary symptom among people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn is present in fewer than 50% of the patients with LPR. Other terms used to describe this condition include atypical reflux, and supraesophageal (or supra-esophageal) reflux.

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hi. I have constant pressure in my left ear. I can also hear what sounds like my heartbeat or pulse. any ideas? also im constantly clearing my...

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This could be due to fluid in ear.

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I have had problems with laryngeal reflux for over 10 years. I had a scope put down that showed a burning around my vocal cord on the left. I was...

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All these issues could be due to LPRD.

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intermittently my throat goes very tight and i feel very dizzy and like breathing is an effort and my
breathing goes noisy. my mouth and eyes go...

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Dyspnoea

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intermittently my throat goes very tight and i feel very dizzy and like breathing is an effort and my breathing goes noisy. my mouth and eyes go...

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