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3 Mistakes People with Reflux Commonly Make

Reflux is the regurgitation of stomach acid and stomach contents back into the oesophagus and even up to the back of the throat. 

If it reaches the back of the throat, it can cause your voice quality to change.  In fact, up to 50% of people with voice disorders also have reflux.

If you have reflux, make sure you follow these 3 top tips:

1) Take your reflux medication 30 minutes BEFORE meals

PPI's (proton pump inhibitors) such as Omeprazole and Lansoprazole reduce the production of acid by the stomach, therefore they must be taken prior to meals. 

2) Gaviscon Advance must be taken AFTER meals. 

It works by preventing stomach contents from entering the lower oesophagus.  It should be taken as the last thing you consume before bed.

3) Medications need to be taken for a minimum of three months initially. 

Many people stop taking them too soon or report that their symptoms haven't improved whilst they have been taking them. 

It can take several months before you are aware of a noticeable difference so keep taking the tablets unless you are instructed otherwise.

To learn more about how to treat dysphonia caused by reflux, please email today to book an assessment.

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