Throat / June 30, 2021
By: Kelly Warf, Au.D.
Alexander Goldin, M.D.
Acid reflux occurs when stomach content backflows up the esophagus. Overtime, the acid from the stomach content can cause tissue damage at the esophagus and/or throat. But did you know there are different types of acid reflux? We will compare LPR and GERD; their characteristics couldn’t be more opposite.
GERD stands for GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease; this is where stomach content effects the esophagus. LPR stands for LaryngoPharyneal Reflux; this is where stomach content effects the throat.
Treatment is a balance of medication, dietary modification, behavioral adjustments, and, possible, surgery. A thorough examination by an otolaryngologist can determine what treatments are appropriate.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, call our office today to schedule your appointment, 847-685-1000.
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The Ear, Nose, and Throat Center (ENT) is the premier Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery group in the northern Chicago suburbs. Our skilled and compassionate doctors can provide you with the latest advancements in total care for diseases, cancer, and disorders affecting the ears (including hearing), nose, mouth, allergy, sinuses, throat, head, and neck. We offer the highest level of specialty care for all ages from pediatric to geriatric.
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