Those with LPR and throat clearing. Theory?!

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Nickles
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   Posted 3/12/2012 10:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello,
 
I have LPR, or I self-diagnosed myslef, since my symptoms are most similar to LPR.
 
I get throat clearing everyday, and sore throat in addition to burping, bloating, but no acid reflux.
 
Over the last few months, I have found out that 500-1000 Vitamin C in tablet form clears my throat MANY times. Sometimes it does not though.
 
I know this sounds counterintuitive to try or do, but have any of you tried this or tried something acidic to help your throat or something like HCL?
 
I know some of you are following the Koufman diet, and this against her recommendations. But do I have something here? Or am I crazy?
 
But, what do you ladies and guys think about this? Am I on to something or just pure coincidence?
 
Thanks.

sunbeam48
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   Posted 3/13/2012 5:11 AM (GMT -6)   
It is clear from all the stories here that there is no one answer to GERD/LPR. PPIs help 70% of people with these kinds of (varied) symptoms, maybe less for LPR because the symptoms are less widely recognized. That's why the docs prescribe them for everyone, they usually work. People are happy, they can eat whatever they want. Then there is the rest of us. I think we need to try anything that makes sense to us. There have been several post here from people that have too little acid, maybe you are one of those. Vitamin C has been recommended over the years for healing.

Seancz
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   Posted 3/14/2012 3:08 AM (GMT -6)   
In my case eating raw onions and stoppinrg ppi gradually helped with this.

stkitt
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   Posted 3/14/2012 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning All,
 
Hypochlorhydria arises when the stomach is unable to produce hydrochloric acid (stomach acid).

The stomach requires an acid environment for several reasons:

First, acid is required for the digestion of protein.

Second, acid is required for the stomach to empty correctly, and failure to do so results in gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Acid is required to sterilize the stomach and kill bacteria and yeast that may be ingested.

And an acid environment is required for the absorption of certain micronutrients, in particular divalent and trivalent cat-ions such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, iron, selenium, boron and so on.

As we age, our ability to produce stomach acid declines, but some people are simply not very good at producing stomach acid; sometimes because of pathology in the stomach (such as an allergic gastritis secondary to food intolerance), but sometimes for reasons unknown.

Accelerated ageing because of malabsorption.

Wind, gas and bloating as foods are fermented instead of being digested, i.e. irritable bowel syndrome.

A tendency to allergies. The reason for this is that if foods are poorly digested then large antigenically interesting molecules get into the lower gut, where if the immune system reacts against them, that can switch on allergy.

Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD

Iron deficiency (anemia).

B12 deficiency.

A tendency to Candida dysbiosis or bacterial dysbiosis [imbalance in the natural flora of the gut].

This material is reproduced with permission from Dr. Sarah Myhill‚Äôs patient-information website (http://www.Drmyhill.co.uk).  If you would like to read the complete article please check out the website.

As with all health issues you should discuss stomach acidity, testing, and management with your professional healthcare team.


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Post Edited (stkitt) : 3/14/2012 10:41:43 AM (GMT-6)


Silas1066
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   Posted 3/14/2012 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Well for me, it seems like the more I try to reduce acid, the worse I feel

I've been on 40MG of Prilosec a day, along with Gaviscon 3 times a day. No spicy food, coffee, or caffeine (occasional beer). Been doing this for about 2 months.

It just doesn't seem logical to me that I would see zero improvement after taking these measures. If acid were the issue, it would seem to me that I would have a reduction in symptoms during a peak dose of medication(s).

I don't get any burning or heartburn, just chronic throat dryness, cracking voice, and globus that comes and goes.

My GI doc says all the medications are the same (PPIs), so I'm not sure if changing meds is going to help.

stkitt
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   Posted 3/14/2012 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
The medications are structurally and chemically similar. However, each person responds to medications in their own unique way so one may work better then another for you.
~~Kitt~~
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