Acid Reflux Symptoms
Throat soreness, hoarseness, and other problems due to stomach acid
Acid reflux is a common condition. Everyone experiences a bit of heartburn at least some time in his or her life, but some individuals have chronic problems with the acid contents of the stomach refluxing to the esophagus. Reflux can silently mimic other
problems, causing chronic symptoms
that affect the throat, larynx, and
other areas. Aria's ENT team can
identify the basic of the problem
and help to resolve it.Often this occurs when the muscle that should close the opening between stomach and esophagus when needed (the esophageal sphincter) becomes lax and permits leakage of the stomach liquid back up in the wrong direction.
• a burning or tickling sensation in the throat, even to the back of the mouth;
Chief of Aria's
sees all ENT patients
at Aria and directs
their treatment. He
performs surgery and
other procedures for
Aria ENT patients.
To schedule an
call 215-612-5390.Often patients may think they simply have a chronically sore throat or other problem due to infections, exposures, or sensitivities, when in fact they are suffering from laryngopharyngeal reflux. Aria’s experience otolaryngologists can help to make this determination and treat these chronic symptoms in the throat and lower esophagus whether due to reflux or other causes.