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Laryngophargeal Reflux

LARYNGO PHARYNGEAL REFLUX (LPR)What is LPR?  LPR is a condition that occurs in a person who has gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Acid made in the stomach travels up the esophagus (swallowing tube). When that stomach acid gets to the throat, it is called laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). What are the symptoms of LPR?There are many symptoms of LPR, all of which relate to sensations in the throat. Fifty percent of people with LPR do not have symptoms of heartburn or an upset stomach. When there are symptoms, they include:Mild hoarsenessSensation of a lump in the throatNeed to clear the throatSensation of mucous sticking in the throat and/or post-nasal dripChronic coughDifficulty swallowingSore throatRed, swollen, or irritated voice boxWhat causes LPR?LPR is caused by stomach acid that bubbles up into the throat as a result of GERD. Fortunately, most causes do not require medical care. They can be managed with lifestyle changes. To decrease your chance of LPR:Do NOT:Eat acidic, spicy, and fatty foodsDrink alcoholSmoke tobaccoDrink caffeine-containing beverages (tea, coffee, soda, etc.)Eat chocolateEat mint or mint-flavored foodsWear tight or binding clothingBecome overly stressed – learn tools to help manage or reduce stress levelsDO:Maintain a healthy weightAvoid eating less than 2 hours before bedtimeWho gets LPR?Anyone... ...

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Chronic pharyngitis

Chronic PharyngitisPharyngitis (inflammation of the throat) is inflammation of the back wall of the nose and mouth cavity. Two types of pharyngitis, acute and chronic, are seen and the two are different. Sudden onset, severe inflammation is acute pharyngitis. The laryngeal pharyngitis is mild pharyngitis. The indication of acute pharyngitis is not only related to the throat. Symptoms such as sore throat, burning in the throat, dryness, as well as vocalization, fever, fatigue, runny nose can also be seen. Usually a type of upper respiratory infection is mentioned. Chronic pharyngitis does not have fever or malaise, but there is a strong feeling of swallowing, a coughing cough, burning, stretching, a feeling of foreign body sticking and frequent cleansing of the throat. Infection still affects, but chronic inflammation plays a bigger role, for example as a throat irritant, such as air pollution. If acute pharyngitis is repeated frequently, chronic pharyngitis may develop. What are the causes of pharyngitis?Acute pharyngitis may occur with upper respiratory tract diseases. Viruses that cause diseases such as colds or flu can also cause acute pharyngitis. Coughing or sneezing can cause pharyngitis, as well as viruses and bacteria that are released into the air, as well as touching... ...

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Chronic cough

Chronic CoughIt is a chronic cough, persistent, lasting longer than three weeks, disturbing people, and having a diagnosis and treatment problem. According to scientific studies, the second most common complaint is to see a doctor. It is among the most common findings of many respiratory and systemic diseases. It is therefore necessary to emphasize persistent coughing because it is a symptom rather than a disease, a symptom of many diseases, and a large number of different causes.In recent years, the cough mechanism has begun to be understood, and diagnosis and treatment have become more successful.It is caused by different reasons in adults and children. In adults, nasal discharge is the most important. The most common cause in children is asthma.Reflux, chronic lung disease drugs and allergies are other important problems that lead to chronic cough. Genetic flow is caused by multiple causes. Sinusitis, allergic and non-allergic rhinitis, inflammatory disease after discharge, smoking and environmental irritants are the leading causes of discharge.The use of the ACE inhibitor named drug group in the treatment of smoking and hypertension must be questioned in a person with chronic cough. If so, these two factors must be cut off.In these patients, a definitive diagnosis of... ...

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