Ep102 Singing Problems and Acid Reflux You May Have it without Knowing
This tutorial talks about two forms of acid reflux. One kind you feel as heartburn and you know when you have it and why. The other reflux is common but you don’t know you have it. However, it can also cause problems with your voice and singing. Inside this tutorial you’ll learn how to recognize the effects of reflux on your vocal cords and what steps to take to protect your voice! Hi, I’m Chuck Gilmore with Power To Sing. I have reflux.
But it’s not the heartburn kind. That’s called GERD or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. It hurts. You know it when you have it. It burns in your chest and throat. You take Tums or Pepto Bismol for relief. It can fry your vocal cords with the acid from your stomach. That’s not the reflux I have.
I have a silent kind of reflux. I didn’t even know I had it until I injured my vocal cords when singing sick. The ENT scoped my cords and found nodules on the false cords and moderate reflux. He said the reflux was making it difficult for the nodules to heal because acid was irritating my injury. Yuck. My kind of reflux was silent to me because I didn’t feel heartburn. It’s called LPR which stands for Laryngopharyngeal Reflux.
Here are the causes, symptoms and treatment options. I’m quoting from the Cleveland ‘s online information found here. â€œAcid made in the stomach travels up the esophagus (swallowing tube). When that stomach acid gets to the throat, it is called laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR).â€� â€œAnyone can get LPR, but it shows up more often as people age. People who have certain dietary habits, people who consistently wear tighter fitting or binding clothing, people who are overweight, and people who are overstressed are more likely to have laryngopharyngeal reflux.â€�.
Â€œThere are many symptoms of LPR, all of which relate to sensations in the throat. Fifty percent of people with LPR do not have symptoms of heartburn or an upset stomach. When there are symptoms, they include: Mild hoarseness Sensation of a lump in the throat Need to clear the throat Sensation of mucous sticking in the throat andor postnasal drip Chronic cough Difficulty swallowing Sore throat Red, swollen, or irritated voice box Personally, I was always clearing my throat.
I always had post nasal drip. I also had congestion in my chest even when I didn’t have a cold. Periodically I had soreness here for seemingly no reason. When I sing with LPR my cords feel thick and heavy. Everything feels harder to do. So I try and control it. What I really don’t want is the acid to burn my vocal cords and cause permanent hoarseness, permanent damage.
To decrease your chance of LPR: Do NOT: Eat acidic, spicy, and fatty foods Drink alcohol Smoke tobacco Drink caffeinecontaining beverages (tea, coffee, soda, etc.) Eat chocolate Eat mint or mintflavored foods Wear tight or binding clothing Become overly stressed â€“ learn tools to help manage or reduce stress levels DO: Maintain a healthy weight Avoid eating less than 2 hours before bedtimeâ€� Treatment.
Vomiting Home Remedies Instant Relief
Consuming edibles can be very satisfying. Throwing up, or vomiting, is not what anybody would prefer to do no matter what the incentive may be. Vomiting can occur as a result of Food poisoning, Food allergies, Overeating, Overdose of alcohol, Emotional stress, Brain tumor, Acid reflux, Gall bladder disease, Ingestion of toxins, Drug reaction and Metabolic disturbances. By way of vomiting, the body forces out the contents inside the stomach through the mouth. Here are some natural home remedies to ease nausea and vomiting. Take a teaspoon of ginger juice.
And Mix 1 teaspoon of lemon juice in it. And take this mixture for relief. You can also chew a piece of raw ginger with or without honey. Ginger acts as a natural antiemetic. Take a cup of white rice. And boil it in one to one and a half cup of water. When the rice is cooked, strain this solution. And drink this rice water.
It is extremely beneficial when dealing with gastritis Boil a cup of water. And take one teaspoon of cinnamon powder in it. You can also steep a cinnamon stick in this solution. Drink this solution. This is particularly beneficial for kids. You can also sweeten it with a tablespoon of honey. Some tips to help you control vomiting. Take a light, bland meal and eat slowly.
Take some rest but do not sleep immediately after having a meal. And do not brush your teeth right after eating.