Laryngopharyngeal reflux

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What is laryngopharyngeal reflux?

Laryngopharyngeal reflux, or LPR, is the backflow of stomach contents up the esophagus through the upper esophageal sphincter into the pharynx, larynx, and lungs.

Common symptoms reported by people with laryngopharyngeal reflux

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with laryngopharyngeal reflux

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
laryngopharyngeal reflux (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
laryngopharyngeal reflux (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (1) stress (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
Tried for
laryngopharyngeal reflux (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Dexilant)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
laryngopharyngeal reflux (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
laryngopharyngeal reflux (2)

Data from patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with laryngopharyngeal reflux

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Perceived effectiveness
for laryngopharyngeal reflux (3 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal pain
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
laryngopharyngeal reflux (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Protonix)
Perceived effectiveness
for laryngopharyngeal reflux (2 evaluations)
Side effects
elevated liver enzymes
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
laryngopharyngeal reflux (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
functional constipation
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
for stress (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1) stress (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for laryngopharyngeal reflux (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
laryngopharyngeal reflux (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Dexilant)
Perceived effectiveness
for laryngopharyngeal reflux (2 evaluations)
Side effects
back pain diarrhea 6 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
laryngopharyngeal reflux (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
sexual dysfunction
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Perceived effectiveness
for laryngopharyngeal reflux (1 evaluation)
Side effects
diarrhea
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
laryngopharyngeal reflux (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has laryngopharyngeal reflux on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 8
30s 25
40s 39
50s 28
60s 33
70+ 9
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 7
20-29 years 13
30-39 years 14
40-49 years 13
50-59 years 13
60-69 years 5
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 43
Female 104

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 74
Not Diagnosed 14

These charts show data from laryngopharyngeal reflux patients who have completed their condition history
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