What is Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease (LPR)?

Laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPR) is a condition that occurs in a person wo has gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Acid made in the stomach travels up the esophagus and when that stomach acid gets to the throat, it is called laryngopharyngeal reflux.

Symptoms of LPR

  • Hoarseness
  • Sensation of a lump in the throat
  • Need to clear the throat
  • Chronic cough
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Sore throat


  • Follow a bland diet
  • Eat frequent, small meals
  • Lose weight
  • Avoid the use of alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine
  • Do not eat food less than 2 hours before bedtime
  • Raise the head of the bed before sleeping