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kirstyk4
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So this is what the doctor thinks could be my current issue with my throat that appeared this week.

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (Silent Reflux)

With laryngopharyngeal reflux, adults may have heartburn or a bitter taste or burning sensation in the back of the throat. But they are less likely to have such classic signs of GERD. More often, symptoms in adults are vague and may be easily confused with other problems. The most common symptoms include:

Excessive throat clearing
Persistent cough
Hoarseness
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

Silent reflux treatment for adults may include these home care steps:

Lose weight, if needed.
Quit smoking, if you are a smoker.
Avoid alcohol.
Restrict chocolate, mints, fats, citrus fruits, carbonated beverages, spicy or tomato-based products, red wine, and caffeine.
Stop eating at least three hours before going to bed.
Elevate the head of the bed about 4 to 6 inches.
Avoid wearing tight-fitting clothes around the waist.
Try chewing gum to increase saliva and neutralize acid.

Waiting on the results of tests to come back. Until then, thought I would give some of these a try to see if get some relief. But…most of these I can not do (such as lose weight) or am already doing (such as avoiding alcohol, chocolate, carbonated beverages).

I am going to try reducing fat intake slightly. I get lots of fat with the coconut oil and yogurt made with whole milk. Don’t want to reduce too much because maintaining weight has been an issue in thepast. Also going to reduce some on the acidic stuff such as lemon water.

If anyone out there has had something similar, I would love to hear what you think/suggest.

Thanks.

Kirsty