Acid reflux and hoarseness

March 8th, 2018 by admin in Throat Clinic Comments Off on Acid reflux and hoarseness

Acid reflux and HoarsenessAlthough there is undoubtedly association between acid reflux and hoarseness, it is probably the most (over diagnosed cause of this condition). Some degree of reflux is universal. For the reflux to affect your voice box, the splash has to come all the way up to your swallowing tube to fall onto your larynx. This does occur, but not as frequently as is diagnosed.

The other important piece of information to know is taking tablets to reduce the amount of acid that your stomach makes has absolutely zero impact on reflux induced pharyngolaryngitis. If you have persistent or atypical hoarseness, regardless whether you have symptoms or heart burn or not, it’s important to see an Ear Nose and Throat surgeon with expertise and experience in treating voice disorders.

We will be delighted to see you at Havas ENT Clinics and help diagnose and appropriately treat your problem.