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228936 tn?1249094248

throat problems from reflux?

Hi, I have some reflux problems and swallowing /throat problems that my doctor said could be from long term untreated reflux. Could this make it difficult to sing, ie, making my throat feel irritated while singing? This is a problem because I am a musician and am expected to sing sometimes. thanks
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Avatar universal
Severe reflux can affect the vocal cords and cause hoarseness of voice.
So get appropriate treatment with PPI and lifestyle modifications.
228936 tn?1249094248
Thanks what is PPL? I'm taking protonix.
Avatar universal
hello my friend, i had the same problem myself , I went so long with reflux it tore me up, raspy irritated throat and alot of the time was trying to cure a cough that wasn't quite a cough if that makes any sense to ya. protonix is a PPI, or proton pump inhibitor which will cut the supply of acid being produced. it might take a little while before you lose the rasp, but it will go away. i was started off with prevacid and was even upped to taking it twice a day before i lost all symptoms. up to that point i wasn't able to eat much of anything and nothing with any fat or grease in it {all the flavor in my mind} and at 6'4" i weighed about 179# and a few years later being able eat everything with absolutely no symptoms i have been told to lose some 45# because of back pain.
910435 tn?1296748610
Very much so:

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