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Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR)

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR) refers to the backflow of stomach acid into the throat or laryngopharynx. LPR is a chronic, intermittent disease and more common than GERD. It is usually not associated with heartburn and treatment usually lasts 6 months or more.

Symptoms of LPR include hoarseness, chronic cough, difficulty swallowing, chronic sore throat, throat clearing and difficulty swallowing.

Treatment includes lifestyle changes and Proton Pump Inhibitors (pills, tablets, capsules). Over the counter medications can also be included in treatment.


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Dr. Walter M. Bain and staff welcome you and thank you for choosing us as your San Antonio health care provider.  Dr. Bain is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist (also known as an ENT or Ears, Nose, and Throat specialist) in private practice in San Antonio since 1981.

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