LPR stands for laryngopharyngeal reflux, which occurs when the stomach contents and acid make it all the way up past the esophagus and irritate the very delicate tissues of the throat and larynx. In some cases, acidic foods and liquids (like soda and tomato-based foods) can also irritate the throat on the way down. This can result in frequent throat clearing, mucus sensation or fullness in the throat, chronic cough, and hoarseness of the voice.
One aspect of a Preventative Vocal Health Visit deserves special mention: the Baseline Videostroboscopy Exam. So, we’ve decided to write a dedicated blog post about it. What exactly is a baseline videostroboscopy exam? You may have already guessed from the name: it’s a videostroboscopy examination of the vocal cords that is performed BEFORE any issues arise, when your vocal cords are at their healthiest. It allows us to have a reference point for how your vocal cords look when they’re working the way we want them to.