Hi, your symptoms could be due to Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), also extraesophageal reflux disease (EERD) refers to retrograde flow of gastric contents to the upper aero-digestive tract. Symptoms include difficulty swallowing, a feeling of mucus or thick phlegm in the throat, sensation of a ball in the throat (globus pharyngeus), chronic sore throat, chronic irritative cough, hoarseness, chronic throat clearing, frequent gagging and post nasal drip. Lifestyles modifications can definitely help in treating the symptoms. Some guidelines are eat frequent small meals- 5 to 6, instead of 3 large meals.Avoid oily and spicy food. In general, avoid all fatty foods. Cessation of smoking helps to heal ulcer. Avoid consumption of alcohol. Take the last meal of the day early and let there be a time gap between the last meal and bedtime.
If you are overweight, try to reduce weight.Adapt a regular exercise regime, which will improve bowel movements as well as relieve any tensions or stress.Avoid all pain killers like NSAIDs which will aggravate your problem. If symptoms worsen consult your doctor. Regards.
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