Do you cough or clear your throat after eating a meal? Do you have sensations of a “lump in your throat” or difficulty swallowing? Are you plagued by postnasal drip? Is your throat hoarse or sore in the morning?
Four out of ten Canadians suffer from acid reflux and nearly half of them don’t know they have it!
Acid Reflux has been poorly understood by Doctor’s in closely related fields. The correct diagnosis is often confused with other diagnoses, including upper respiratory infections. Often a specialist might misdiagnose asthma, allergy, and/or sinusitis, when in fact it is an acid reflux.
What makes acid reflux insidious and difficult to diagnose is that most people who have it DO NOT have heartburn and indigestion. It is the most common disease of the breathing passages; and it contributes to the development of many diseases of the ear, throat, lungs, nose and esophagus including cancer.