Silent Reflux: A Hidden Epidemic. Silent reflux is acid reflux that does not produce heartburn or indigestion.The most common silent reflux symptoms are hoarseness, chronic cough, throat-clearing, post-nasal drip, sinusitis, sore or burning throat, difficulty swallowing, shortness of breath, snoring, sleep apnea, bad breath, tooth decay, asthma, and COPD.
What is LPR? LPR is a condition that occurs in a person who has gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Acid made in the stomach travels up the esophagus (swallowing tube). When that stomach acid gets to the throat, it is called laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR).
Silent reflux is a precursor to esophageal cancer, which is one of the most dangerous cancers out there. The good news is silent reflux can be managed, prevented, and even cured through a change in diet. Dr. Jamie Koufman's recipes not only soothe and curb silent reflux by limiting the kinds of...
Reflux is epidemic and now affects 40% of Americans. And half of them don’t even know they have it because they have silent reflux. In addition, reflux-related esophageal cancer has increased 850% since the 1970s. This article explains the why, how, and when of the reflux epidemic.