GERD is a common condition that affects a great deal of people worldwide. The ENT Associates of San Diego are dedicated to helping those with GERD find relief from their symptoms. Most people with GERD or laryngeal reflux respond well to a combination of lifestyle changes and medication.
What is GERD?
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when acid from the stomach flows back or refluxes into the esophagus. The reflux of the acid irritates the lining of your esophagus and often causes a burning sensation.
When acid refluxes beyond the upper esophageal sphincter and into the back of the throat, this is known as laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). Adults with LPR frequently complain of excess throat mucus, throat clearing, or the sensation of a lump in their throat. Some patients may have hoarseness or difficulty swallowing. These symptoms can be evaluated by an otolaryngologist who has the experience and tools to diagnose GERD or laryngeal reflux. Our skilled team will help guide you on possible ways to reduce GERD-related symptoms and improve your quality of life.
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If you’re interested in learning more about GERD treatments, don’t hesitate to contact our office to schedule an informative consultation today. We will help develop a customized treatment plan to address your specific needs and assist you in living a more comfortable life.