Reflux can present in many ways but it may present with a really painful sensation behind the sternum, behind the breastbone. People sometimes have reflux that they perceive as sort of regurgitation all the way up into the throat area. Sometimes it can be more subtle. Sometimes it’s more of a lump in the throat for instance. Reflux is an incredibly common condition and many patients have reflux just on an occasional basis, maybe after that dietary indiscretion, that over large meal and so forth. On the other hand, there are.
Patients that truly have more regular reflux, which can be more serious. Some of the problems that can arise from reflux include some irritation up and around the vocal cords, a patient may present with a hoarseness, a voice change. Reflux can also cause some damage to the esophagus so there’s a condition called Barrett’s esophagus, which if it occurs is something that we keep an eye on, we watch periodically with endoscopy because there is an increased cancer risk with Barrett’s esophagus. Many times reflux is is it’s very common and patients may have.