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Interview: Prof. Peter Dettmar – Symptoms of LPR

This post is the second part of the interview with Professor Peter Dettmar – a leading expert in the research around LPR. The first one was about the crucial role of the stomach enzyme pepsin in laryngopharyngeal reflux. Many patients can not find a doctor who knows how to identify silent reflux correctly. That is why […]

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Why PPIs are a Poor Silent Reflux Treatment

Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs). They do not work better than placebo as silent reflux treatment. Still, they get prescribed like crazy. Most doctors simply take what works for GERD and tell people with silent reflux to use the same. What are Proton-Pump Inhibitors? Proton-pump inhibitors are massively reducing the acid production of your stomach. Here are […]

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The 12 Most Typical Silent Reflux Symptoms

There is a whole range of silent reflux symptoms. They are directly or indirectly caused by inflammation, which are the result of damages from pepsin. Here are the most common symptoms of silent reflux: 1) Hoarseness and Pain While Speaking (often caused by reflux laryngitis) Laryngitis is a very common silent reflux symptom. It is no wonder […]

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What Is Silent Reflux? The Mechanism Revealed!

What is silent reflux, also known as LPR (laryngopharyngeal reflux)? Silent reflux means that acid and stomach enzymes are getting into the airways. This causes inflammation. Understanding the mechanism of silent reflux is crucial for healing it. Old Belief of What Silent Reflux Is: Only Acid Damage Until a few years ago, most medical doctors […]

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