How Much Time Does it Take for LPR Treatment to Work?

Many patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) wonder how long it takes before LPR treatments show an effect. Silent reflux damages the mucous membranes, and they need time to heal. The time that it takes is very individual. Some patients see great improvements within weeks of adopting lifestyle changes. However, a time horizon of a few […]

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Silent Reflux Bad Food List

Finding the ideal diet for silent reflux involves trial and error, as how people react to different foods can be very individual. However, some foods are powerful reflux triggers and are problematic for nearly everybody. 1. Deep-fried food Fried food contains an awful lot of fat, and fat is known to cause reflux on its own. […]

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What is Silent Reflux?

Silent reflux, also known as laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), is a kind of reflux that causes respiratory symptoms such as hoarseness, cough, and asthma. Most people know the typical acid reflux symptoms first-hand, or they have at least heard of them in TV advertisements for reflux medication. Acid reflux typically causes heartburn, or a feeling like […]

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Ear Pain Caused by LPR

Ear pain is usually caused by infections. However, laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) can also occasionally cause inflammation in the ear, leading to pain.[1] Ear pain is not usually associated with reflux, though, which makes the diagnosis difficult. Doctors don’t usually think of reflux as a possible cause. What is LPR? The term reflux describes the rise […]

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Why Are There No Medications Specifically to Treat LPR?

Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is a complex disease that is difficult to treat. Diagnosis is very challenging because the symptoms are unspecific. Once LPR has been identified as the cause of the symptoms, only then does the search for a successful treatment begin. Affected patients soon realize that medications specifically against silent reflux do not exist […]

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Chronic Hoarseness Caused by Acid Reflux (LPR)

Hoarseness is typically associated with a cold. A cold usually passes fairly quickly, and the voice sounds normal again. If the hoarseness lasts for a long time, though, airway reflux could be the cause. Airway reflux is also known as laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). What is LPR? LPR describes the rise of acidic aerosols from the […]

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How Acid Reflux Damages the Teeth

The teeth are sensitive to acid. In a healthy person, acid in the mouth usually stems from either acid-producing bacteria or acidic foods. However, there is another frequently overlooked source of acid that can severely damage the teeth over time, though: acid reflux. What is acid reflux? Reflux typically refers to gastric juice that irritates […]

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How Apple Cider Vinegar Can Worsen LPR (Silent Reflux)

You sometimes find the recommendation to use apple cider vinegar as a household remedy against reflux. The idea stems from a popular trend that it stimulates digestion. However, this is not supported by scientific evidence. In the case of silent reflux (airway reflux), apple cider vinegar can even be harmful. Apple cider vinegar makes LPR […]

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