Do you cough or clear your throat a lot?
Do you have a problem with coughing after lying down?
Do you have excess throat mucus?
Do you have asthma?
Do you get heartburn, chest pain, indigestion, or stomach acid coming up?
You may have acid reflux
There are two types:
- Gastro-oesphageal reflux disease (GORD) generally results in hearburn and can be quite easily diagnosed.
- Laryno-pharyngeal reflux (LPR) – also known as “Silent Reflux” can be much harder to diagnose as you can have it with no obvious symptoms.
LPR is a major cause of voice problems and has also been linked with poorly controlled asthma. Even without a voice problem it can make you feel uncomfortable.
People who have attended reflux management support sessions with me have said that once it had improved, they felt so much better in themselves, and realised quite how bad they had felt before.
I can help with the diagnosis of LPR and can support both your GP’s medical (medicine) management and lifestyle adaptations needed to resolve your reflux.
I can also help with the management of chronic cough, that is not lung based.