When you have a small but persistent symptom like a sore or irritated throat, it can be easy to ignore by thinking it will go away in a few days or that it is just a little cough and nothing serious. However, these small symptoms can be a sign of a more significant issue that may only get worse if left untreated.
Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) often first manifests as a hoarse or sore throat with an excess of phlegm. This can cause a weak or cracking voice and may lead to vocal cord spasms. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms then you should seek medical help, as LPR is primarily diagnosed through an evaluation of the throat and lungs.
Take care of your body before it is damaged by taking advantage of preventative health care. Contact us to schedule an appointment for your LPR examination with foregut specialist Dr. Reginald Bell.