LPR (laryngopharyngeal reflux) affects 50 million Americans, and you may be one, as it causes many symptoms and can lead to cancer.

LPR is frequently misdiagnosed as an allergy, sinus infection or asthma.

Below are links to articles about this common problem that sometimes presents with frightening symptoms such as a choking sensation or difficulty inhaling.

I interviewed an E.N.T. physician for these articles.

Is It Throat Cancer or LPR?

Yes, LPR Can Be Caused by an Infection, Says Doctor

Can You Die from a Single LPR Choking Episode?

Can Exercise-Induced Acid Reflux Cause LPR?

Acid Reflux in Nose (LPR): Cause, Solutions, Long-Term Effects

LPR Natural + Drug Treatment Guidelines from ENT Doctor

Does Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD) Really Exist?

What Helps Sore Throat from Acid Reflux?

LPR vs. Laryngeal Cancer Throat Symptom Comparison

Pain Above Adam’s Apple from LPR

Of course, it’s vital to realize that you just can’t assume with 100 percent confidence that your symptoms mean LPR.

It’s just that, statistically as far as prevalence, your symptoms most likely mean LPR. If they persist, you should see an E.N.T. physician.

Lorra Garrick has been covering medical, fitness and cybersecurity topics for many years, having written thousands of articles for print magazines and websites, including as a ghostwriter. She’s also a former ACE-certified personal trainer.  
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