As my patients hit the beach in Long Beach, many stop for a chili dog before heading to the ocean. Spicy foods as well citrus and chocolate can worsen reflux disease. When acid from your stomach comes up it can hit your voice box leading to laryngopharyngeal reflux (aka silent reflux or LPR).
Symptoms of LPR include phlegm, cough, change in voice and/or a feeling like there is a lump in your throat. If you have any such issues, schedule an appointment with us today.