Thirty Year Perspective on Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR): From Silence to Omnipresence (22,244)

1/04/10 •

By Dr. Jamie Koufman — Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) refers to the backflow of stomach contents into the throat causing symptoms such as hoarseness (dysphonia), sore throat, a lump in the throat, post-nasal drip, chronic throat clearing, choking episodes and cough. It is called “silent reflux,” because most patients with LPR do not have digestive symptoms such as heartburn.