Ailments & Conditions

What’s the Difference between LPR and GERD?

What Is LPR?

Laryngopharyngeal reflux or LPR is a form of gastroesophageal reflux that occurs when the contents in your upper digestive tract and stomach flow backwards to your throat or even the nasal airway through the throat. This condition may affect anybody. In adults, LPR tends to cause a bitter taste in the back of the throat, a stuck feeling, or a burning sensation. Others may experience throat clearing, swallowing issues, hoarseness, and postnasal drip. [1]