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    Old 05-14-2009, 06:51 AM   #1
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    Acid Reflux and hoarsness

    Hi all. Can acid Reflux cause the throat to feel scratchy and the voice to go hoarse?

     
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    Old 05-14-2009, 07:38 AM   #2
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    Re: Acid Reflux and hoarsness

    Absolutely. Go see a doctor.

     
    Old 05-14-2009, 09:01 AM   #3
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    Absolutely. Go see a doctor.
    We don't have insurance for 90 days. How long will this last? Anything I can do at home?

     
    Old 05-14-2009, 09:10 PM   #4
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    Re: Acid Reflux and hoarsness

    Yes it can. Go over to the Acid Reflux board. Try doing a search for LPR. That is one of the symptoms for that type of reflux.

    Until you go see a doctor, you could consider trying an OTC medicine. There are some for reflux such as Prilosec or Zantac.

    Is there a reason you think it is reflux related? It is scary to think of treating yourself for something that isn't really what you have.

    Other things to try: lose some weight if you are overweight (easier said than done though), don't eat 3-4 hours before going to bed, prop up the head of your bed about 6 inches (2 bricks in height) so that gravity can help, make sure your waistbands aren't too tight, avoid foods that are fatty, greasy, spicy, contain tomato or tomato products, have citrus, have caffeine, chocolate, coffee, tea, no smoking. Try not to bend over too much.

     
    Old 05-15-2009, 05:53 AM   #5
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    Re: Acid Reflux and hoarsness

    There is another view that acid reflux is caused by too little acid, not too much. In this case, betaine hcl is advised to normalize the system. It has helped me but you can do your own research.

     
    Old 05-15-2009, 10:29 PM   #6
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    MountainReader gave you excellent advice! Acid reflux can cause asthma-like symptoms, coughing, burning, sore throat and all the symptoms you describe. Until you can see a doctor, take MountainReader's advice and raise the head of your bed, avoid trigger foods, and take something to ease the acid. I know you're miserable, but this condition is treatable--the sooner the better.
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    Old 05-16-2009, 07:39 PM   #7
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    Yes it can. Go over to the Acid Reflux board. Try doing a search for LPR. That is one of the symptoms for that type of reflux.

    Until you go see a doctor, you could consider trying an OTC medicine. There are some for reflux such as Prilosec or Zantac.

    Is there a reason you think it is reflux related? It is scary to think of treating yourself for something that isn't really what you have.

    Other things to try: lose some weight if you are overweight (easier said than done though), don't eat 3-4 hours before going to bed, prop up the head of your bed about 6 inches (2 bricks in height) so that gravity can help, make sure your waistbands aren't too tight, avoid foods that are fatty, greasy, spicy, contain tomato or tomato products, have citrus, have caffeine, chocolate, coffee, tea, no smoking. Try not to bend over too much.
    The reason I feel it is reflux related is because I went to bed with bad reflux and when I woke up the next morning, my voice was very hoarse. Now since then, I have had chest congestion and my sinuses are giving me a fit so, really, alls I know is that I did have bad reflux from eating spicy chili and eating too much of it. I am not over weight, bit I do tend to eat big portions on things I really like though. I know I don't eat right and I am trying to change that, I just don't know what to eat on a daily basis thats good for me. I wish I had a list of breakfast,lunch,dinner, and snack foods that are healthy, but I don't.

     
    Old 05-16-2009, 07:40 PM   #8
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    MountainReader gave you excellent advice! Acid reflux can cause asthma-like symptoms, coughing, burning, sore throat and all the symptoms you describe. Until you can see a doctor, take MountainReader's advice and raise the head of your bed, avoid trigger foods, and take something to ease the acid. I know you're miserable, but this condition is treatable--the sooner the better.
    Soibhan
    Great! I already have asthma!

     
    Old 05-16-2009, 07:43 PM   #9
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    Does anyone know if reflux lowers your immunity in any way or maybe having allergies brings on acid reflux any easier? Just a thought though.

     
    Old 05-16-2009, 07:55 PM   #10
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    I think the acid reflux and allergies play off of each other. I have both and definately feel both of them going on right now. I am frustrated. It is a delicate think to balance...keeping them both at bay.

     
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