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Mediterranean Diet With Alkaline Water Might Ease Laryngopharyngeal Reflux

September 13, 2017
 

Combining a Mediterranean diet with alkaline water appears to be as effective as protein pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy for treating laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), according to a retrospective study.

“I think these findings strongly suggest that if LPR is suspected as the cause of a patient’s symptoms, then a plant-based diet, alkaline water, and standard reflux precautions should at least be strongly encouraged prior to taking a PPI (or any drug for reflux),” Dr. Craig H. Zalvan from New York Medical College, in Valhalla, told Reuters Health by email.

NYMC Faculty: Craig H. Zalvan, M.D., associate professor of clinical otolaryngology
Source: M.D. Alert