GERD (Acid Reflux) Expert Forum
Vocal Cord Dysfunction and Gerd
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions and support regarding Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) / Acid Reflux with topics including: Causes, Constipation, Diagnosis, Diarrhea, Drugs and OTC medications, Living with GERD, Loss of Appetite, Preventing Flare-ups, Research, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Support, Surgery, Tests, Treatments.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Vocal Cord Dysfunction and Gerd

I have been diagnosed with Vocal Cord Dysfunction which Drs think was caused by GERD.  I can understand that how gastric reflux could cause vocal cord dysfuntion.  What I dont understand is why now my vocal cords are so sensitive to perfumes, fumes from cars etc, now.  Also is it possible that I am also losing my hearing, can this be connected?
Thanks, Jackie

Related Discussions
Avatar_m_tn
Hi Jackie,
In GERD, the stomach contents goes up in to the food pipe. In severe cases, the reflux may reach even the mouth and this is when you have sour or bitter taste in your mouth. The vocal cords are seen in the respiratory pathway which lies in front of the upper opening of the food pipe. So in severe GERD the contents spill in to this. Repeated episodes injure the vocal cords.

If this occurs for a long time, the vocal cords and the respiratory pathway become hypersensitive. Thats why you are sensitive to perfumes, fumes etc.

Loss of hearing is not related to GERD.
================================================================
The information provided is for patients’ education only and is not a medical advice. Always consult your personal physician for complete evaluation of your health problem.
- Ratnakar Kini M.D.
1 Comment
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
A related discussion, clearing my throat and pain in vocal cords! help was started.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
This Forum's Experts
4610897_tn?1393869202
Joseph Sclafani, M.D.Blank
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank