New LPR Drug? Trial to Assess a Drug that Targets Pepsin

A new trial is on its way to find a new medication for LPR. Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), also known as silent reflux, is a type of reflux that affects the throat and airways. It is characterized by irritation and inflammation and leads to respiratory symptoms such as hoarseness, coughing, and asthma-like symptoms. Currently, there are […]

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AI vs. Famous Chef Recipes

Once upon a time, there were a limited number of options for food inspiration. Besides the meals you enjoyed while dining out or the recipes you gleaned from a cookbook, you may not have had another go-to resource for what to cook for dinner on any given night.  Of course, the internet has completely changed […]

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Interview: LEFT Device – Sleep Position Therapy for Acid Reflux

This article is about the LEFT device, which promises to reduce nighttime reflux by conditioning users to avoid sleeping on their right side. I spoke to Professor Arjan Bredenoord, medical advisor for Side Sleep Technologies, which developed the LEFT device. I also previously talked with Professor Bredenoord about reflux hypersensitivity. Interview On LEFT Device & […]

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Reflux Hypersensitivity

Some patients are more sensitive to reflux than others. For instance, some people might have light reflux but severe symptoms. They might go to the doctor, who carries out 24-hour pH monitoring. The test might only show light reflux despite the fact they have significant heartburn. This phenomenon is called esophageal hypersensitivity, or reflux hypersensitivity. […]

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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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