The Role of Alternative Speech Therapy in the Holistic Treatment of Voice Problems affected by Acid Reflux.
Reflux laryngitis is mainly caused by stomach acid coming up into the esophagus and thus irritating the larynx. This can cause the chronic swelling of the vocal folds and hoarseness.
- What is Acid Reflux?
Acid reflux occurs when stomach acid and contents travel up into the esophagus and possibly into the throat. Common signs include a sour/bitter taste in mouth, burping, nausea, and difficulty in swallowing.
- Causes of Acid Reflux
A persistent reflux can be caused by obesity, diet, food sensitivities and certain behaviors such as bending over, lying down or singing/high volume speaking immediately after eating. There are also theories that acid reflux is caused by underproduction of stomach acid. Also, never underestimate the…