Peter Dettmar on LPR Symptoms

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…

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The role of Pepsin in LPR

Interview: Prof. Peter Dettmar – the Role of Pepsin in LPR

  Pepsin. A term that comes up often when you read about LPR. At least when you are reading information that has been written in recent time. It has already been common knowledge for decades that acid is a factor in reflux. But that pepsin plays a crucial role too – this is a fact that just started…

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laryngopharyngeal reflux

Don’t Get Lost in the Responsibility Jungle around Laryngopharyngeal Reflux

  Some doctors know a lot about laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). However, those doctors are rare – very rare. Why are there so few doctors who know how to treat LPR, also known as silent reflux? One reason: there is no one single medical specialization responsible for the treatment. Laryngopharyngeal reflux lies somewhere in between the…

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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…

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A man suffering silent reflux symptoms

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…

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What is Silent Reflux

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…

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