Choking often occurs with night time acid reflux, but silent acid reflux can also cause choking, coughing, and other throat related issues. Although commonly referred to as silent reflux, the actual term for this particular form of acid reflux is Laryngopahryngeal reflux (LPR).
What is LPR? LPR is similar to gastroesophageal acid reflux disease (GERD). It occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), weakens, and opens. Acid then refluxes into the esophageus. The main difference between GERD and LPR is that heartburn is the most common symptom. LPR usually manifests in the throat. If you suffered from cancer after taking medication for acid reflux or heartburn, then you can file or take legal action of Zantac Lawsuit.
Acid reflux is a condition in which the LES (lower sphincter) in the esophagus, located between the stomach and esophagus, fails to function properly. Unknown is that the esophagus also has an additional sphincter, the upper esophageal. The UES is found where the esophagus meets with the throat. Silent acid reflux occurs when both the LES (or UES) fail.
Heartburn is the most common symptom in GERD. This happens when the acid from the stomach has caused damage to the esophagus. Silent acid reflux is often referred to as LPR. This is because most people don’t associate symptoms from laryngopharyngeal acid reflux with acid reflux.