Lifestyle and Dietary Modifications
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Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is commonly diagnosed by otolaryngologists and may be managed using various approaches. Traditionally, otolaryngologists treat LPR with a combination of medications and lifestyle modifications. These lifestyle changes are often the same as those provided for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), commonly referred to as acid reflux. While pharmacological therapy for LPR is well studied, there is a paucity of data on the effect of lifestyle modifications for treating LPR. Most studies are found in the gastroenterology literature and address esophageal rather than laryngopharyngeal symptoms. In this chapter, we will explore lifestyle and dietary modifications and their rationale for patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux and will discuss the evidence where available.
KeywordsLaryngopharyngeal reflux Supraesophageal reflux Extraesophageal reflux Lifestyle Diet
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