A Low-Acid Diet Helps One Type of Reflux
A new study found that people with a type of reflux disorder in which stomach acid is thought to rise all the way to the voice box (larynx) and throat may be improved by a low-acid diet.
Unlike its more commonly known cousin gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), in which stomach acid and partially digested food rise into the lower esophagus causing heartburn and other symptoms, people with laryngopharyngeal reflux instead experience a burning sensation and an acrid taste in the back of their throat. They may also have a chronic sore throat, hoarseness, difficulty swallowing, and chronic cough, and may develop asthma and bronchitis. Most people with this type of reflux feel better when they take medications to reduce stomach acid production, but some people don’t. Read More