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Ask Dr. Oz Season 4: Post op #2 - Laryngospasm

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An audience member asks Dr. Oz if Laryngospasm is a part of silent reflux.

A laryngospasm is an involuntary muscular contraction of the laryngeal cords in the throat. Silent reflux is the result of stomach acids backing up into the back of one's throat/pharynx, or voice box/larynx, which in-turn causes inflammation in areas that are not protected against gastric acid exposure.

Dr. Oz notes that Laryngospasm can indeed be a part of silent reflux. Dr. Oz further clarifies; anything that irritates one's throat can make it more responsive to irritants.

Dr. Oz gives the example: If someone has acid reflux and also happens to have an allergy, as a result, the condition could worsen and in-turn, also produce internal scarring in that area.

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