What is laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR)?
Everyone has gastroesophageal reflux (GER), the backward movement (reflux) of gastric contents into the esophagus.
Difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia) is common among all age groups, especially the elderly. The term dysphagia refers to the feeling of difficulty passing food or liquid from the mouth to the stomach.
Infections from viruses or bacteria are the main cause of sore throats and can make it difficult to talk and breathe. Allergies and sinus infections can also contribute to a sore throat.
Abnormal changes in the voice are called hoarseness. When hoarse, the voice may sound breathy, raspy, strained, or show changes in volume or pitch (depending on how high or low the voice is).
What is GERD?
What Is Vocal Cord (Fold) Paresis and Paralysis?
Tonsillitis refers to inflammation of the pharyngeal tonsils (glands at the back of the throat, visible through the mouth).
The term vocal cord lesion (physicians call them vocal fold lesions) refers to a group of noncancerous (benign), abnormal growths (lesions) within or along the covering of the vocal cord.
Laryngeal cancer is not as well known by the general public as some other types of cancer, yet it is not a rare disease.
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