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Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (Silent Reflux)

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (Silent Reflux)

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Excessive throat clearing
Persistent cough
A "lump" in the throat that doesn't go away with repeated swallowing
Other symptoms include:

A sensation of postnasal drip or excess throat mucus
Trouble swallowing
Trouble breathing
Sore throat
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Hi, and thanks for sharing. Laryngopharyngeal reflux is the backup of gastric content into the larynx and pharynx. It causes difficulty swallowing, a feeling of mucus or thick phlegm in the throat, sensation of a ball in the throat (globus pharyngeus), chronic sore throat, chronic irritative cough, hoarseness, chronic throat clearing, frequent gagging and post nasal drip. Untreated LPR also may play a role in the development of cancer of the voice box. The prognosis for LPR is very good because most of the causes can be controlled if a healthy lifestyle is followed. Regards.
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