|Understanding the Disorder|
Upper Esophageal Sphincter (UES) Function
2. Lifestyle Habits
There are a number of lifestyle behaviors that contribute to reflux. These habits must be changed or stopped to gain relief. More importantly, failure to change these habits can hinder the success of any treatment for backflow of stomach fluids into the throat and voice box (reflux laryngitis).
Lifestyle Habits That Increase Risk of Stomach Fluid Reflux
The medications listed below are associated with worsening reflux.
Drugs Which Can Worsen Lining (Mucosal) Irritation CausedbyBackflowofStomachAcids/Enzymes
Notes on Drugs That May Worsen Voice Disorders from Backflow of Stomach Fluids (Reflux Laryngitis)
Different People, Different Side Effects
Not everyone taking these medications will have a worsening of reflux laryngitis.
Need to Report Medications for Other Conditions
Patients with reflux laryngitis who are prescribed any of these types of medications should inform their physicians of their condition.
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