Nutrition and Diet Plan To Prevent Laryngopharyngeal Reflux

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Nutrition and Diet Plan To Prevent Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
Laryngopharyngeal Reflux is a multifaceted type of acid reflux disease. It is a condition where the upper esophageal sphincter malfunctions and the acid back flows to the gullet and enters into the throat and voice box. When this occurs, severe pain if often felt. One unique characteristic of lpr reflux is that not all people do experience heartburn as with gerd or gastroesophageal disease. The acid content has to continue for a period of time in the esophagus before the heartburn arises. The larynx is more sensitive than the esophagus so any acid that enters causes a very excruciating pain for the sufferer.

Symptoms of Laryngopharyngeal reflux include gullet clearing, throat irritation, chronic cough, excessive phlegm in the throat, difficulty swallowing and harshness of voice. Lpr reflux disease treatment is equivalent with gerd. It includes medications to dampen gastric acidity, lifestyle changes and most outstandingly diet correction. Fiber rich foods are a good diet for lpr reflux which includes spinach, sweet corn, bran cornflakes, red cabbage, beans, green peas, carrots, potato and fruits (apples, bananas and oranges).
High fiber diet is very important for a good digestive system. It certainly helps relieve indigestion and other discomforts in the stomach. If you are constipated, you need to increase your fiber intake to ease bowel movement. With less fiber intake, a person may easily get tired in doing any activities, concentration is poor thus less productivity and irritability results. One reason why many people easily get fat is because of less fiber intake.

Fiber has two types - soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber is responsible forms glue like gel in the intestinal tract. This gel softens stools and improves your digestion. Bottom line is, when proper digestion is achieved through the help of high fiber foods excess acids in the stomach is reduced. In tandem with high fiber foods, a person with lpr reflux should avoid eating high fatty foods. Highly acidic foods are also unfavorable for lpr reflux disease because it triggers excessive amounts of acid. Carbonated beverages and alcohol should also be avoided.

What you can do to avoid or alleviate acid reflux are:

Try to avoid consuming large meals all at the same time
Avoid late night eating
Make sure that you rest after eating but never lie supine nor bend down
Avoid wearing skimpy and tight clothes particularly in the abdomen and stomach area.
Exercise regularly, target the core of your body.
Try to give up smoking cigarettes. Remember that Nicotine makes the lower esophageal sphincter weak.

Finally, people are different and it is important to note that there are foods that some people can tolerate and some people don't. Know what foods causes allergy and avoid eating them. In addition, choose the foods you consume, it is ideal to increase your fiber intake. Never delay eating meals as this may further trigger acidity that triggers lpr reflux.

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