DIY Solutions That Can Treat Laryngopharyngeal Reflux

Laryngopharyngeal reflux or LPR is a condition wherein acid travels from the stomach up to the throat. When pepsin, which is a protein in the stomach, is carried with the reflux acid until the throat, LPR is developed. Normally, this does not happen as the lower esophageal sphincter located between the esophagus and the stomach is tightly closed except when swallowing food.

Symptoms may vary but may include sore throat, hoarseness of voice, chronic cough, frequent throat clearing, and swallowing difficulty. Most symptoms in the throat are caused when pepsin is activated due to the acidity of the reflex and the ingestion of acidic food and drinks.

Other probable causes of LPR other than malfunctioning of the lower esophageal sphincter include, abnormality of the wave-like motion of the esophagus or peristalsis, stomach motility issues, and pyloric sphincter obstruction. LPR can be diagnosed through a swallowing study, endoscope to the esophagus and stomach, and esophageal pH test. When LPR is established, medical care may not be needed but will be advised with the following DIY solutions.

Stick to a Bland Diet

Because ingestion of some kinds of food can activate the pepsin carried by the reflux acid up to the throat, …

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Practical Ways to Achieve a Good-Looking Skin

Some of you may be applying skin care products without knowing your skin type. Sometimes, you may not even read what’s in the label of a beauty product before using it.  You may be complicating you skin problems if this is the case.

Knowing your skin type is necessary before starting a beauty regimen. You can learn about skin care products and techniques that are suitable for your skin type by visiting a dermatologist. Indeed, it is important that we care for our skin. It is the most visible part of the body, so anyone who wants to gain self-confidence should start by having a healthy and beautiful skin.

Here are some basic and practical ways to keep the natural glow of your skin.

Hydrate With Sufficient Amount of Water

It is advised that we drink eight 8 ounce glasses of water every day, which is equivalent to two liters or half gallon of water. However, some experts believe that more is better. This is because water in the body can be easily lost due to internal processes and physical exertion and through perspiration and urination, water is flushed out of the body.

The skin is composed of 64% of …

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