It’s that time of year again when there is a tendency to [...]

Posted by megm @megm, Nov 21, 2016

It’s that time of year again when there is a tendency to overindulge in a mélange of delicious foods. Although many people may only suffer discomfort from over eating, another group of people suffer from the far more troublesome and chronic disorder of GERD—and it isn’t just over the holidays, nor is it simply from over-eating or poor choice of diet. Read more here: http://thegiconnection.com/gerd-awareness-week-november-20th/

Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the GERD group.

I would like to add that there is something called LPR (Laryngopharyngeal Reflux [Silent Reflux]) that is similar in concept to GERD but comes with somewhat different symptoms. With LPR there’s a crazy amount of coughing for no apparent reason. It took many months of suffering before my condition was accurately diagnosed because doctors had no awareness of what was causing my incessant coughing. So just want to put it out there in case it’s an issue for anyone else. The treatment is probably the same as for GERD. The only difference is that the acid comes up higher and burns the throat.

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@rochel

I would like to add that there is something called LPR (Laryngopharyngeal Reflux [Silent Reflux]) that is similar in concept to GERD but comes with somewhat different symptoms. With LPR there’s a crazy amount of coughing for no apparent reason. It took many months of suffering before my condition was accurately diagnosed because doctors had no awareness of what was causing my incessant coughing. So just want to put it out there in case it’s an issue for anyone else. The treatment is probably the same as for GERD. The only difference is that the acid comes up higher and burns the throat.

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Thanks-very helpful
Best
C

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@rochel

I would like to add that there is something called LPR (Laryngopharyngeal Reflux [Silent Reflux]) that is similar in concept to GERD but comes with somewhat different symptoms. With LPR there’s a crazy amount of coughing for no apparent reason. It took many months of suffering before my condition was accurately diagnosed because doctors had no awareness of what was causing my incessant coughing. So just want to put it out there in case it’s an issue for anyone else. The treatment is probably the same as for GERD. The only difference is that the acid comes up higher and burns the throat.

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I have been diagnosed with the laryngopharyngeal reflux too and I clear my throat alot when not on GERD meds. My ENT diagnosed me, not my GI even when I went in for my endoscopy. I also have Barretts too. Others should be aware too.

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@celeste

What is Barretts

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Hi Celeste, Barretts esophagus usually occurs after long time GERD, where the esophagus lining becomes inflamed and resembles the tissue in your intestinal lining. It has a small risk of developing into esophageal cancer, in which they monitor the condition with endoscopies.

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@celeste

What is Barretts

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Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question.

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I also have Barretts and have almost constant mucous in my throat. It causes me to choke in my sleep. My gi says that the cell change is the cause and the intestinal cells produce mucous constantly. He has suggested not eating five hours before bed and a Pepsid before retiring. The Pepsid helps in the morning but as the day passes, it becomes more productive. Does anyone else have this issue and any suggestions? Thanks for the help and this board.

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