Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), also known as silent reflux, is the reflux of stomach contents into the larynx (voice box) and pharynx (throat). Stomach acid can not only reflux beyond the esophagus into the throat and voice box but also into the lungs, mouth, sinuses, ears and nose.
What is GERD? GERD is chronic acid reflux. The most common symptom of GERD is the pain of heartburn caused by refluxed acid irritating the esophagus.
Acid reflux occurs when stomach acid backs up from the stomach into the esophagus, the tube running from the mouth to the stomach.
Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) can cause heartburn, acid reflux and GERD when the small intestine overgrows with unhealthy bacteria. Find out how to treat and prevent SIBO.
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