We recommend that if you have heartburn and a sore throat-like discomfort, be sure to read on to learn more about GERD.
Doctors say up to 60% of people who have symptoms in the head and neck but do not have heartburn may have reflux symptoms, unfortunately many of the symptoms in the head and neck associated with reflux are mistakenly workup.
In the following, we will acquaint you with the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD.
What does GERD sore throat feel like?
You will find the answer to the above question below.
The most common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is heartburn, but
It is very common for a person to have gastroesophageal reflux disease and no heartburn at all.
Epidemiology and statistics
Round is a very common disorder worldwide.
Prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease in North American countries is %25/9-%18/1
In South America is %23
In Europe is %25/9-%8/8
In the Middle East is %33/1-%8/7
In East Asia is %7/8-%2/5
In Australia and New Zealand is %11/6
On average, twenty out of every 100 people in the population have GERD, and even children are not immune to gastroesophageal reflux disease.
This disorder has four degrees in terms of severity of symptoms and injury:
- Stage one: mild
- “Two: moderate
- “Three: severe
- “Four: esophageal cancer
- Or precancerous lesson before cancer
Symptoms in gastroesophageal reflux disease
We have said that heartburn is the most common clinical manifestation of GERD:
Other symptoms include:
- Sore throat
- Chronic cough is a cough that has lasted for more than three months
- Bad breath and ozostomia or halitosis
- Feeling like choking
- Feeling of tightness in the throat
- food sticking
- Violent sound due to acid reflux into the larynx. And causing swelling and inflammation of the vocal cords
- Need to constantly clear the throat
- Nasal discharge or PND
- Sense of acid taste in the mouth
- Sour taste in the mouth
- Burning sensation in the tongue and mouth
- enamel damage
- Tooth and gum damage
Doctors believe that there are many chronic and recurrent sore throats in a person, the cause of which is unfortunately misdiagnosed.
There are many cases of sore throat cases of GERD that have been misdiagnosed as pharyngitis or inflammation of the tonsils or tonsillitis and have been mistreated.
Sore throats in the context of gastric acid reflux into the esophagus manifest as a feeling of, throat congestion, sore throat, difficulty swallowing and even redness when viewing the throat.
In other words, a person with GERD has been suffering from congestion and sore throat and redness of the throat for a long time, and these problems persist and are not solved.
There may also be halitosis or bad breath, tooth decay, and voice changes and hoarseness.
when stomach acid enters the larynx from the throat (pharynx) in a person with GERD, doctors say laryngeal pharyngeal reflux has occurred.
Gastric acid, along with the rest of the gastric juice, which contains other gastric secretions and contents, spills on the vocal cords, causing the vocal cords and laryngeal tissue to become inflamed and swollen.
What are the symptoms of laryngeal pharyngeal reflux?
The person will suffer from hoarseness, ie due to inflammation and swelling of the vocal cords, the affected person’s voice will change and become harsh.
In addition to laryngeal pharyngeal reflux causing chronic and prolonged sore throat, a person with Laryngeal pharyngeal reflux should have regular throat cleansing to clear the so-called gastric juice and sputum in the throat.
The person feels that they have a throat congestion or something is stuck in their throat.
Coughs develop that will last for more than three months if GERD is not properly diagnosed and treated.
Laryngeal pharyngeal reflux is called LPR by doctors.
Occupations such as singers, teachers, newscasters, and business owners whose jobs depend on their voice will be greatly affected by LPR.
Sore throats caused by LPR make the person feel as if they have had a throat congestion or a small amount of food left in their throat, and no matter how much this person clears his or her throat or swallows his or her Saliva, this feeling will not go away.
Silent reflex cases are terminated for people with GERD who do not have heartburn and instead have other symptoms, including sore throat and… or LPR.
Unfortunately, silent reflux is very misdiagnosed.
Gradually, with untreated Silent reflux, the condition worsens and the sufferer’s quality of life undergoes painful changes, causing suffocation or difficulty breathing. Doctors also say that silent reflux can aggravate asthma and sleep apnea.
The following can both worsen the condition of the GERD and worsen silent reflux or LPR:
- Problems and weakness of the muscle of the end of the esophagus or the so-called lower esophageal sphincter (LES)
- Movement problems in the esophageal trunk
- Slow emptying of stomach contents
- Hiatal hernias in which part of the stomach enters the chest from the abdomen due to a defect in the diaphragm
- Pregnancy is said to greatly increase the risk of sore throats due to silent reflux.
What are the complications of not diagnosing these sore throats correctly?
- Dental caries
- Halitosis or bad breath or ozostomia
- Pneumonia and inflammation and infection of the lungs
- Serious respiratory disorders
- Chronic inflammation of the larynx and vocal cords
It is said that in infants, silent reflux will be associated with the following complications if it is not diagnosed and treated:
Wounds of vocal cords
Recurrent and resistant to treatment ear infections.
Treatment of this disease
To get rid of sore throats associated with reflux or to treat silent reflux or LPR, consider the following:
- Changing lifestyle habits and correcting bad eating habits in most cases will help a lot to get rid of sore throat.
- Choose low-fat, low-volume meals.
- Increase the number of meals and decrease the volume of each meal.
- Stop or limit alcohol and smoking.
- Do not consume caffeine and carbonated drinks containing soda.
- Chew your food well.
- Do not sing, bend or exercise for two hours after eating.
- Do not lie down after eating (do not lie down for at least three hours)
- When lying down, place your head and neck slightly above a flat surface.
- weight loss
- Avoid wearing tight clothing
- Avoid eating mint, fats and heavy foods
- Use antacids as directed by your doctor.
- Fasting consumption of omeprazole capsules in the morning for six months is recommended for people suffering from silent reflux and reflux-related sore throat.
In infants with reflux, sore throat, and respiratory problems, treatment is needed. Ask your doctor for help changing your baby’s diet, as well as age-appropriate medications.
If you experience persistent, prolonged cramping in throat or need to clear your voice regularly and clear your throat, if you feel that a piece of food is left in your throat, you are more likely to have reflux sore throat.
Be sure to see your doctor to check and receive appropriate treatment.