Otorhinolaryngology Specialist Assoc. Dr. Yavuz Selim Yıldırım gave information on the subject. Throat reflux When stomach acid reaches the throat, vocal cords and mouth area, we call it throat reflux. We see it more especially during Ramadan because people go to bed immediately after sahur and since there is not enough time for gastric emptying, food and drinks in the stomach leak towards the throat after sleep, so we see more throat reflux this month.
Likewise, after eating a large amount of food at the evening iftar, it causes throat complaints by leaking backwards as the stomach is too full.
Throat reflux and stomach reflux are different from each other, while stomach reflux complains of pain in the chest, burning and souring in the back of the chest wall, while in the throat reflux, the feeling of stuck in the throat, continuous throat cleaning, cough, hoarseness, voice bifurcation, nasal discharge, throat dryness and bad breath. causes a complaint.
In order to diagnose the disease, the patient's complaints are evaluated in detail, and the diagnosis can be easily made by endoscopic examination, that is, after looking at the throat with a camera.
When throat reflux is combined with habits such as smoking and alcohol use, it also increases the risk of cancer in this area due to stomach acid irritation.
The most common symptom of throat reflux, namely the symptom of throat cleansing, is the feeling of stuck in the throat, hoarseness, coarseness in the voice, the sensation of being stuck when swallowing, and a cough in the throat.
Among the foods, the foods and drinks that cause the most throat reflux; It makes excessive coffee drinking, alcoholic beverages, fatty foods, acidic drinks, instant fruit juices, cocoa and chocolate foods, excessive tomato paste and spicy foods, and fatty foods.
In order to be protected from throat reflux, it is necessary to avoid eating and drinking during iftar and sahur, especially during Ramadan, it is necessary to stop eating and drinking at least 2-3 hours before going to bed, the head of the bed can be raised a little, it is necessary to avoid tight clothes that tighten the waist, reduce food and drinks that cause reflux and It is beneficial not to consume.