Laryngopharyngeal Reflux: The Silent One

What is laryngopharyngeal reflux? Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) can be defined as a condition in which the contents of the stomach flow upwards i.e. towards the larynx and pharynx, causing sore throat and irritation. It is a highly prevalent disease and commonly encountered in the otolaryngologist’s clinic. Why LPR is referred as silent reflux? With LPR, a person may not experience the classic symptoms of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), such as heartburn. This makes it extremely… Continue reading Laryngopharyngeal Reflux: The Silent One