What Is Laryngopharyngeal Reflux?

She use hand touching neck on isolated white background Dr. Payam Daneshrad of the Daneshrad Clinic in Santa Monica and Torrance, CA, is a professional who can assist in diagnosing and treating a variety of conditions that involve the ear, nose, and throat. This includes serving individuals who are struggling with certain conditions, such as laryngopharyngeal reflux.

What Is Laryngopharyngeal Reflux?

Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is a type of gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD). It occurs when stomach acid and other contents flow back up the esophagus, past the upper esophageal sphincter (UES), and into the throat. The UES is a muscular valve that normally shuts to prevent stomach contents from entering the throat. When LPR occurs, stomach acid flows into the larynx and pharynx, damaging tissue and causing irritation and inflammation.

What Are Some Signs and Symptoms of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux?

Common signs and symptoms of laryngopharyngeal reflux include:

  • Hoarseness
  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Coughing or choking after eating
  • Post-nasal drip
  • Bad breath
  • Excess mucus in the throat
  • The sensation of burning or itching in the throat
  • Chronic throat clearing and difficulty speaking

If you experience any of the above symptoms, talk with Dr. Payam Daneshrad of Daneshrad Clinic to determine if laryngopharyngeal reflux is the cause. With a proper diagnosis, our team can work with you and discuss treatment options to address the issue.

What Are Some of the Treatment Options for Laryngopharyngeal Reflux?

Treatment for laryngopharyngeal reflux typically involves lifestyle changes and medications to reduce stomach acid production. In some cases, surgery might be necessary to correct any physical problems that are causing LPR.

Why Choose Dr. Payam Daneshrad?

Dr. Payam Daneshrad is a reliable choice when it comes to working with a professional to get a proper diagnosis and treatment of laryngopharyngeal reflux. He is a board-certified otolaryngologist. He serves patients in and around the areas of Santa Monica and Torrance, CA, and encourages you to schedule an appointment if you suspect you have LPR and are seeking relief.

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