'Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the ring of muscle between the esophagus and stomach. Many people, including pregnant women, suffer from heartburn or acid indigestion caused by GERD

LPR Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (Silent Reflux). I always feel like I have a lump in my throat

So I have what I believe is LPR Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (Silent Reflux). I always feel like I have a lump in my throat. Am constantly clearing phlegm, have a chronic cough, hoarseness etc. Also have TERRIBLE breath. This has been going on for quite a long time.

I assume this is due to stomach acid problems. But does it mean I have low stomach acid or not enough?? I read in here that the problem is usually low stomach acid. So I ordered some Betaine HCL.

In the meantime yesterday I took one tablespoon of ACV before each meal. I didn't notice anything but I woke up today with an excruciating stomach ache. I didn't eat anything unusual, so I'm assuming it's from the ACV. Does this reaction mean I have too much stomach acid and I should avoid the Betaine? Or does it mean I don't have enough stomach acid?? Thanks.


Moumita Paitandy Menon
I wouldn't dare to use acid in any form. I have both GERD/LPR symptoms caused by H.Pylori. Do you heartburn as well?

Jonathan DoeJones
no heartburn. Tested negative for H Pylori.

Michele Pratt
Acv makes me feel much worse. Have you tried probiotics and digestive enzymes?

Lena Hagstroem
Ask dr for a peptest .... its very common with lpr to have large amounts of pepsins reaching the upper throst and mouth... or try cut out everything even remotely acidic for 2-4weeks see if it helps.

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Jonathan DoeJones
Is there medication that can fix this? I see ENT or GI?

Lena Hagstroem
The pepsins comes up with the acid so if you can get right medication or control the acid with diet you will feel better for it.... but the pepsin it self is activated by acids so you could try cutting out as much acid as possible

Jonathan DoeJones
So basically there is no cure? Just keep a super strict diet for the rest of my life and hope for minor to moderate symptom improvement?

Lena Hagstroem
Depends on why you have reflux which is something id push for to find out. Hiatus hernia can be operated and some other things can be controlled with medication.

Deanne DeeDee Diggs Williams
No, it's not permanent. Your pH is too acidic, you need more alkaline to be at about about 7. Baking soda water helps (recipe on back of box). Raw carrots put the fire out fast too. AIP diet can help you figure out what food is causing your problems. We have to stay away from GMO food or any crop sprayed with glyphosate, which means go organic for optimum health. Count chemicals, not calories.


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