LPR (Silent Reflux) Cough: Causes & Treatment

Cough can have many causes. While an acute cough is frequently caused by a cold, silent reflux can be the cause of chronic, long-lasting cough. Silent reflux as a possible cause for chronic cough is often overlooked. How LPR Causes Cough The primary cause of LPR symptoms is the stomach enzyme pepsin irritating the mucous […]

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Pepsin: We Digest Ourselves.

Reflux is typically thought of as an acidic liquid, which causes symptoms such as heartburn by irritating the esophagus. Reflux can, however, also be an aerosol, essentially a fine mist. You could stretch it a bit and call it gaseous. This gaseous reflux can rise further up until it reaches the throat and airways, and […]

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Acid Reflux (GERD) Cough: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Acute cough is usually associated with a common cold or flu. However, when it comes to chronic cough, there is another, often overlooked cause: acid reflux. Patients often see multiple doctors before being diagnosed with acid reflux-related cough. What is Reflux (GERD)? Reflux typically refers to the backflow of acidic stomach contents into the esophagus. […]

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Can Acid Reflux Cause Asthma?

Asthma is characterized by chronic inflammation of the airways. Acute obstruction of the airways causes shortness of breath. Another typical asthma symptom is cough.[1] Asthma can be caused by allergies, but in many cases, the cause is unknown. There is a strong association between asthma and gastroesophageal reflux. Reflux can cause or worsen asthma.[2] What […]

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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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